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African-American Studies

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  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

    The #1 New York Times Bestseller SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURESet amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $18.99 AUD

  • 12 Years a Slave

    This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD

  • Twelve Years a Slave

    series Dover Thrift Editions
    The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie!"A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Vagina

    A New Biography

    by Naomi Wolf ...
    An astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern classic, The Beauty Myth.As Naomi Wolf embarks on a life-changing journey to tease out the link between sexuality and creativity, what she discovers is ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Devil in the Grove

    Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

    by Gilbert King ...
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize“A must-read, cannot-put-down history.” — Thomas Friedman, New York TimesArguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Sixteenth Round

    From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

    The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. While in prison, Carter chronicled the events that led him from the ring to three consecutive life sentences and 10 years ... Read more

    $19.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Red at the Bone

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

    THE TIMES '100 BEST SUMMER READS'NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2020'Sublime' Candice Carty-Williams'An epic in miniature' Tayari Jones'A banger' Ta-Nehisi Coates'Generous and big-hearted' Brit Bennett'A true spell of a book' Ocean Vuong'A proclam... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • 12 years a slave, or Twelve years a slave, or Narrative of Solomon Northup

    Twelve years a slace is a unforgettable memoir that was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. Also includes Author Biography. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the ... Read more

    $1.20 AUD

  • I Beat The Odds

    From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond

    by Michael Oher ...
    The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of ... Read more

    $16.60 AUD

  • So You Want to Talk About Race

    by Ijeoma Oluo ...
    In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in AmericaProtests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher. Still, the task ahead seems daunting, and it’s hard to know where to start. How do you tell your boss ... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Living Dolls

    The Return of Sexism

    I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.'Empowerment, liberation, choice. Once the watchwords of feminism, these terms have now been co-opted by a society that sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised and increasingly narrow vision of femininity. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

    by Chris Gardner ...
    The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall StreetAt the age of twenty, Milwaukee native Chris Gardner, just out of the Navy, arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. Considered a prodigy in scientific research, he surprised everyone and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    series Love Song to the Nation
    The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation,” All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

    The New York Times bestseller and 'Bible of a social movement' (San Francisco Chronicle)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 the United States, one ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Blackout

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

    by Candace Owens ...
    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • James Baldwin

    A Biography

    by David Leeming ...
    James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon-Go Tell It on a Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen-he explored issues of race and racism in America, class distinction, and sexual difference. A gay, African American writer who was born in Harlem, he found the freedom ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Slaves Have Names

    Ancestors of My Home

    They lived with professors and waited on former presidents. They were masons and nurses, school teachers and field hands, 246 people owned by a man who struggled with the institution of slavery. Yet, almost no one knows their names. When a white woman begins to study the history of the plantations these people built, the plantations where she was raised, she discovers that the silence around these ... Read more

    $5.23 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Zami

    A New Spelling of my Name

    by Audre Lorde ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten aliveA little black girl opens her eyes in 1930s Harlem, weak and half-blind. On she stumbles - through teenage pain and loneliness, but then to happiness in friendship, work and sex, from Washington Heights to Mexico, always changing, always ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Convicting the Innocent

    Death Row and America's Broken System of Justice

    by Stanley Cohen ...
    A landmark in the fight against the death penalty. Extensively researched and brilliantly written . . . The Wrong Men is a gem.” Martin Garbus, criminal defense attorneyEvery day, innocent men across America are thrown into prison, betrayed by a faulty justice system, and robbed of their lives-either by decades-long sentences or the death penalty itself. Injustice tarnishes our legal process from ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

    A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

    by Jeff Hobbs ...
    An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man who escaped Newark, NJ, to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the streets when he returned is, “nuanced and shattering” (People) and “mesmeric” (The New York Times Book Review).When ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Alex Haley Roots

    An Author's Odyssey

    by Adam Henig ...
    His critics called him a liar. His supporters saw him as transcending race relations. In 1977, following the airing of the mega hit television mini-series Roots, its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero."His book was on the Times' Best Seller's list for months, and won the Pulitzer Prize. His story had captivated a nation and then the world. From Idaho to Israel, it seemed ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Gang Leader for a Day

    Sudhir Venkatesh the young sociologist who became famous in Freakonomics (Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?) describes his time living with the gangs on the Southside of Chicago and answers another question: what's it like to live in hell?In the Robert Taylor Homes projects on Chicago's South Side, Sudhir befriends J.T., a gang leader for the Black Kings. As he slowly gains J.T.'s ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Eye of the Hurricane

    My Path from Darkness to Freedom

    A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. Exploring Carter’s personal philosophy-born of the unimaginable duress of wrongful imprisonment and conceived through his defiance of the brutal institution of prison and a ... Read more

    $19.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus