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  • Long Walk To Freedom

    These memoirs from one of the great leaders of our time are 'essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history - and then go out and change it' Barack ObamaThe riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Long Walk To Freedom Vol 1

    1918-1962

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Me and White Supremacy

    How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World

    by Layla Saad ...
    'An indispensable resource for white people who want to challenge white supremacy but don't know where to begin' Robin DiAngelo, author of WHITE FRAGILITY'It should be mandatory reading ... Buy the book, do the work and then push more copies into the hands of everyone you know' Emma Gannon'Confrontational and much-needed' Stylist'She is no-joke changing the world and, for what it's worth, the way ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Long Walk To Freedom Vol 2

    1962-1994

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his imprisonment on Robben Island to his remarkable journey to freedom and inauguration as President this book describes Mandela's frustrations and strength of heart as well as the overwhelming joy ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Coddling of the American Mind

    How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

    **'Excellent, their advice is sound . . . liberal parents, in particular, should read it' *Financial TimesThe New York Times* bestsellerWhat doesn't kill you makes you weakerAlways trust your feelingsLife is a battle between good people and evil people**These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. And yet they ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • How Powerful We Are

    Behind the scenes with one of Australia's leading activists

    by Sally Rugg ...
    'Incisive, blistering and tender. Sally is one of our most valiant warriors.' - Clementine Ford, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL and BOYS WILL BE BOYS'Proof that the personal is always political - and love really can save the world.' - Jamila Rizvi, author of NOT JUST LUCKY'Rugg's passion and insight make for a propulsive tale' - Sydney Morning HeraldEven if you're not an activist (yet), at a time ... 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

    $19.99 AUD

  • Lights Out

    Islam, free speech and the twilight of the west

    by Mark Steyn ...
    Roaming from America to Europe to Australia, Lights Out is a trenchant examination of the tensions between a resurgent Islam and a fainthearted west - and of the implications for liberty in the years ahead. In 2007, the Canadian Islamic Congress brought three suits against Maclean's, Canada's biggest-selling newsweekly, for running an excerpt from Steyn's bestselling book America Alone, plus other ... Read more

    $10.95 AUD

  • Bullies

    How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans

    by Ben Shapiro ...
    From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery.While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 55 A Rightful Place

    Race, Recognition and a More Complete Commonwealth

    by Noel Pearson ...
    Book 55 - Quarterly Essay
    The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia’s original peoples?Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised in the constitution. In the words of Professor Greg Craven: “We have a committed prime minister, and a committed opposition. We have a receptive electorate. There will never be a better time. ... Read more

    $11.99 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

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    'A landmark piece of non-fiction' Janet Maslin, The New York TimesFrom the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better lifeFrom 1915 to 1970, an exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Media Control

    The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    series Open Media Series
    Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Watching Brief

    reflections on human rights, law, and justice

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE AHRC'S ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS MEDALS AND AWARDSThe first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a sharp decline in respect for human rights and the international rule of law. The legal conventions of the new realpolitik seem to owe more to Guantanamo than Geneva.Australia has tarnished its reputation in the field of human rights, through its support for illegal warfare, its ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD

  • Great Again

    How to Fix Our Crippled America

    In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we’re going to look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?It’s time to bring America back to its ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Mandela: The Authorised Biography

    Widely considered to be the most important biography of Nelson Mandela, Antony Sampson’s remarkable book has been updated with an afterword by acclaimed South African journalist, John Battersby.Long after his presidency of South Africa, Nelson Mandela remained an inspirational figure to millions – both in his homeland and far beyond. He has been, without doubt, one of the most important figures in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Divide

    American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

    by Matt Taibbi ...
    In The Divide, Matt Taibbi — the scourge of America’s financial plutocrats — takes on his most important story yet. Written with forensic zeal and righteous rage, this is an exploration of an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing the US’s economic life, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.The wealthy 1 per cent operate with near impunity, protected ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Speaking Up

    As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years. How did this aspiring ballet dancer, dignified daughter of a tank commander and eminent law academic respond when appreciative passengers on a full ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • No Way But This

    in search of Paul Robeson

    by Jeff Sparrow ...
    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to global superstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ‘Ol’ Man River’ and Othello, as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz Age Harlem to the mining towns of Wales, from the ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Malcolm X

    A Life of Reinvention

    Constantly rewriting his own story, Malcolm X became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and eventually an icon, assassinated at the age of 39. The details of his life have long since calcified into a familiar narrative: his early years as a vagabond in Boston and New York, his conversion to Islam and subsequent rise to prominence as a militant advocate for black rights, his acrimonious split with ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Difficult Women

    A History of Feminism in 11 Fights (The Sunday Times Bestseller)

    by Helen Lewis ...
    Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do.'This is the antidote to saccharine you-go-girl fluff. Effortlessly erudite and funny' Caroline Criado-PerezStrikers in saris. Bomb-throwing suffragettes. The pioneer of the refuge movement who became a men's rights activist.Forget feel-good heroines: meet the feminist trailblazers who have been airbrushed from history for being 'difficult' ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • MLK: An American Legacy

    Bearing the Cross, Protest at Selma, and The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    **Three meticulously researched works—including Pulitzer Prize winner Bearing the Cross—spanning the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional and fascinating portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., and his mission to upend deeply entrenched prejudices in society, and enact legal change that would achieve ... Read more

    $31.67 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Watching Out

    reflections on justice and injustice

    ‘When put to the test, most people have difficulty identifying what justice is, especially when there is tension between proper process and a desired result. Due process is inherent in our conception of justice. But bad process can yield the right result, just as good process can produce the wrong result. The legal system is designed to produce justice. We call it the justice system — sometimes un ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD