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African-American Studies

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    Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    Narrated by Michelle Obama ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 3 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Becoming by Michelle Obama.Winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word AlbumWinner of the 2020 Audie Award for Autobiography/MemoirAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR<strong... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD $26.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    So You Want to Talk about Race

    by Ijeoma Oluo ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 42 min

    A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divideIn So You Want to Talk about Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

    Narrated by Karen Chilton ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 14 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The New Jim Crow written by Michelle Alexander, read by Karen Chilton.Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    You Are Your Best Thing

    Vulnerability, Shame Resilience and the Black Experience: An anthology

    Unabridged

    6 hours 36 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organisers, artists, academics and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience.Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more.It started ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Blackout

    How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation

    by Candace Owens ...
    Narrated by Candace Owens ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 51 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s time for a black exit.Political activist and social media star Candace Owens addresses the many ways that Democrat Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community, and why she and many others are turning right.Black Americans have long been shackled to the Democrats. Seeing no viable alternative, they have watched liberal politicians take the ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Eloquent Rage

    A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

    Narrated by Brittney Cooper ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 57 min

    **"...Cooper delivers a frank, conversational-style examination of the importance of black female friendships, respectability politics, and harmful stereotypes, among other topics. She blends candor and humor as she roots out toxic behaviors and beliefs we use in America to tear ourselves and each other down, while also offering paths forward. Listeners learn how rage, aimed with fine-tuned focus ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Disordered Cosmos

    A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

    Unabridged

    10 hours 56 min

    From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos -- and a call for a more just practice of science.In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter -- all with a new spin ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Overground Railroad

    The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

    Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 30 min

    The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Red at the Bone

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

    Unabridged

    3 hours 52 min

    Brooklyn, 2001. It is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress - the very same dress that was sewn for a different wearer, Melody's mother, for a celebration that ultimately never took place.Unfurling the history of ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Love and Rage

    The Path of Liberation through Anger

    Narrated by Lama Rod Owens ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours

    **A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERIn the face of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence, how can we metabolize our anger into a force for liberation?**White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death. In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of Radical Dharma, ... Read more

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    This Is the Fire

    What I Say to My Friends About Racism

    by Don Lemon ...
    Narrated by Don Lemon ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 30 min

    In this "vital book for these times" (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today's most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black American History For Dummies

    Narrated by Janina Edwards ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours

    Black American History For Dummies reveals the terrors and struggles and celebrates the triumphs of Black Americans. This handy book goes way beyond what you may have studied in school, digging into the complexities and the intrigues that make up Black America. From slavery and the Civil Rights movement to Black Wall Street, Juneteenth, redlining, and Black Lives Matter, this book offers an ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Sisters Are Alright, Second Edition

    Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

    Narrated by Tamberla Perry ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 14 min

    **A slew of harmful stereotypes continues to follow Black women. The second edition of this bestseller debunks vicious misconceptions rooted in long-standing racism and shows that Black women are still alright.**
When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra-servile Mammy, angry Sapphire, and lascivious Jezebel-followed close behind. These stereotypes persist to this day ... Read more

    $20.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions

    Power, Diversity, and the Emancipatory Struggle in Higher Education

    Narrated by Mia Ellis ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours

    Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions provides a multidisciplinary exploration of the contemporary university's entanglement with the history of slavery and settler colonialism in the United States. Inspired by more than a hundred student-led protests during the Movement for Black Lives, contributors examine how campus rebellions-and university responses to them-expose the racialized ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fugitive Pedagogy

    Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

    Narrated by Leon Nixon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours

    A fresh portrayal of one of the architects of the African American intellectual tradition, whose faith in the subversive power of education will inspire teachers and learners today. Black education was a subversive act from its inception. African Americans pursued education through clandestine means, often in defiance of law and custom, even under threat of violence. They developed what Jarvis ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black Faces, White Spaces

    Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

    Narrated by Chanté McCormick ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 34 min

    Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mormonism and White Supremacy

    American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence

    by Joanna Brooks ...
    Narrated by Pam Ward ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 43 min

    To this day, churchgoing Mormons report that they hear from their fellow congregants in Sunday meetings that African-Americans are the accursed descendants of Cain whose spirits-due to their lack of spiritual mettle in a premortal existence-were destined to come to earth with a "curse" of black skin. This claim can be made in many Mormon Sunday Schools without fear of contradiction. You are more ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Driving While Black

    African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

    Narrated by Gretchen Sorin, Janina Edwards ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 8 min

    How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Peculiar Indifference

    The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America

    Narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 47 min

    From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a devastating exploration of the racial disparities in violent death and injury in America and a blueprint for ending this fundamental social injusticeAbout 170,000 black Americans have died in homicides just since the year 2000. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes combined; a young black man in the United States has a ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

    The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    This revelatory memoir by the mother of Michael Brown, the African American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history.“I wasn’t there when Mike Mike was shot. I didn’t see him fall or take his last breath, but as his mother, I do know one thing better than anyone, and that’s how to tell my son’s ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black and Blur

    by Fred Moten ...
    Narrated by Leon Nixon ...
    series Consent Not to Be a Single Being #1

    Unabridged

    14 hours

    In Black and Blur-the first volume in his sublime and compelling trilogy consent not to be a single being-Fred Moten engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life. In these interrelated essays, Moten attends to entanglement, the blurring of borders, and other practices that trouble notions of self-determination and sovereignty ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Franchise

    The Golden Arches in Black America

    Narrated by Machelle Williams ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 37 min

    From civil rights to Ferguson, Franchise reveals the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America. Often blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans, fast food restaurants like McDonald's have long symbolized capitalism's villainous effects on our nation's most vulnerable communities. But how did fast food ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ballad of the Bullet

    Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy

    Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 8 min

    Amid increasing hardship and limited employment options, poor urban youth are developing creative online strategies to make ends meet. Using such social media platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, they're capitalizing on the public's fascination with the ghetto and gang violence. But with what consequences? Ballad of the Bullet follows the Corner Boys, a group of thirty or so young men on ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    To Shape a New World

    Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Unabridged

    16 hours 25 min

    Martin Luther King Jr. may be America’s most revered political figure, commemorated in statues, celebrations, and street names around the world. On the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assassination, the man and his activism are as close to public consciousness as ever. But despite his stature, the significance of King’s writings and political thought remains underappreciated.In To Shape a New World ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial