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  • Bound for Canaan

    The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement,

    “Well written, moving . . . stimulating,” this account of racially unified abolitionism “could provide the occasion for a constructive national conversation” (New York Times).The civil war brought to a climax the country's bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to ... Read more

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  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 17 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

    A Young Black Man's Education

    An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history.How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon ... Read more

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

    The #1 New York Times BestsellerSOON 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Twelve Years a Slave

    Series series Dover Thrift Editions: Black History
    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

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  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    Series Book 1 - Love Song to the Nation
    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals 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 ... Read more

    $17.99 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

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  • The Sixteenth Round

    From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he 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 and sentenced to three consecutive life terms.Written from prison and first published in 1974, The Sixteenth ... Read more

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin ...
    Series series Penguin Modern Classics
    'A seminal meditation on race by one of our greatest writers' Barack Obama'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation'James Baldwin's impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare' in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely ... Read more

    $15.99 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

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  • Zami

    A New Spelling of my Name

    by Audre Lorde ...
    Series 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • White Like Her

    My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing

    by Gail Lukasik ...
    White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s “passing,” Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption.In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter’s Memoir

    An intimate and moving portrait of a family combined with an account of the events which swept through Africa in the post-independence period.Aminatta Forna’s intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an African childhood – of an idyll that became a nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, the bitterness of exile in Britain and the terrible ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Antiracist

    How to Start the Conversation about Race and Take Action

    What would happen if people started moving beyond the conversation and took action to combat racism?We are in an era where many Americans express the sentiment, “I thought we were past that,” when a public demonstration of racism comes across their radar. Long before violence committed by police was routinely displayed on jumbotrons publicizing viral executions, the Black community has continually ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD