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Minority Studies

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  • 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

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    by Michelle Obama

    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

    $15.99 AUD

  • White Fragility

    Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

    by Robin DiAngelo

    **The International Bestseller'With clarity and compassion, DiAngelo allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people." In doing so, she moves our national discussions forward. This is a necessary book for all people invested in societal change' Claudia Rankine**Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Freedom Writers Diary (20th Anniversary Edition)

    How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

    by The Freedom Writers and 1 more

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students’ lives, new journal entries, and an introduction by Erin GruwellNow a public television documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the HeartIn 1994, an idealistic first-year teacher in Long Beach, California, ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • How To Be an Antiracist

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    **SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**'Could hardly be more relevant ... it feels like a light switch being flicked on' OWEN JONESNot being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist.In this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that when it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option: until we become par... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Other Wes Moore

    One Name, Two Fates

    by Wes Moore

    The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • A Secret Country

    by John Pilger

    Expatriate journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes about his homeland with life-long affection and a passionately critical eye. In this fully updated edition of A Secret Country, he pays tribute to a little known Australia and tells a story of high political drama. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Betty

    The International Bestseller

    by Tiffany McDaniel

    'Breahtaking'Vogue'So engrossing! Betty is a page-turning Appalachian coming-of-age story steeped in Cherokee history, told in undulating prose that settles right into you'Naoise Dolan, Sunday Times bestselling author of Exciting Times'I felt consumed by this book. I loved it, you will love it'Daisy Johnson, Booker Prize shortlisted author of Everthing Under<... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Craft For A Dry Lake

    by Kim Mahood

    Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction,The Age Book of the Year Award for Non-fiction, The Dobbie Prize for Best First Book.A lyrical memoir from a first-time author that has won critical acclaim Australia-wide. In the tradition of Drusilla Modjeska's Poppy, Mahood offers an intense and sensitive exploration of identity, familial ties and black/white ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • 12 Years A Slave

    (A Major Motion Picture) (Annotations)

    by Solomon Northup

    The Academy Award winning movie 12 Years A Slave is based upon the harrowing personal account of Solomon Northup.  Solomon was illegally enslaved as a free African-American during the years of legalized slavery.   His journey began in the year 1841, when he accepted a temporary position in Washington D.C.  For him, it was to be a financial opportunity he could not refuse. Unfortunately, those who ... Read more

    $1.00 AUD

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

    by Aminatta Forna

    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

    $11.99 AUD

  • Serious Whitefella Stuff

    When solutions became the problem in Indigenous affairs

    by Mark Moran

    How does Indigenous policy signed off in Canberra work-or not-when implemented in remote Aboriginal communities? Mark Moran, Alyson Wright and Paul Memmott have extensive on-the-ground experience in this area of ongoing challenge. What, they ask, is the right balance between respecting local traditions and making significant improvement in the areas of alcohol consumption, home ownership and ... Read more

    $10.99 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

  • Dragon and Kangaroo

    Australia and China’s Shared History from the Goldfields to the Present Day

    by Robert Macklin

    The fascinating story of the Chinese presence in and influence on this country - our intertwined history from colonial times to today.Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from well before the time of Captain Cook - trading with northern Australia long before Europeans came here - right through to the present day, with Chinese activities ranging from being the main customer for our iron ore, to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Good Immigrant

    by Nikesh Shukla

    How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?Or to be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Brit(ish)

    On Race, Identity and Belonging

    by Afua Hirsch

    From Afua Hirsch - co-presenter of Samuel L. Jackson's major BBC TV series Enslaved - the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race and identity in Britain today.You're British.Your parents are British.Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British.So why do people keep asking where you're from?We are a nation in denial about our imperial past and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • On Identity

    by Stan Grant

    series On Series
    Why does identity demand a choice between black and white? Tribalism, nationalism and sectarianism are dividing the world into us and them. Are we hard wired for hate? Stan Grant argues that it is time to leave identity behind and to embrace cosmopolitanism. On Identity is a meditation on hope and community.'Love is always the answer, it is said. Not if you are trying from somewhere in the ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • They Can't Kill Us All

    The Story of Black Lives Matter

    by Wesley Lowery

    'A devastating front-line account of the police killings and the young activism that sparked one of the most significant racial justice movements since the 1960s: Black Lives Matter ... Lowery more or less pulls the sheet off America ... essential reading' Junot Díaz, The New York Times, Books of 2016**'Electric ... so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Decolonizing Solidarity

    Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles

    by Clare Land and 1 more

    In this highly original and much-needed book, Clare Land interrogates the often fraught endeavours of activists from colonial backgrounds seeking to be politically supportive of Indigenous struggles. Blending key theoretical and practical questions, Land argues that the predominant impulses which drive middle-class settler activists to support Indigenous people cannot lead to successful alliances ... Read more

    $38.71 AUD

  • Going to School in Black and White

    A dual memoir of desegregation

    by Cindy Waszak Geary

    "The challenges of identity, assimilation, achievement, and politics that were faced by Lahoma and Cindy are the same challenges our youth are facing today." –Jaki Shelton Green, poet and NC Literary Hall of Fame inducteeThe school careers of two teenage girls who lived across town from each other—one black, one white—were altered by a court-ordered desegregation plan for Durham, NC in 1970.LaHoma ... Read more

    $10.74 AUD

  • Belief

    by Marlion Pickett and 1 more

    From prison to premiership glory; this is Marlion Pickett’s extraordinary story.It’s the third quarter in the biggest game of the season. A young man lines up for goal. The 100,000 strong crowd leaps to its feet and roars as Marlion Pickett sends the ball soaring through the goalposts for his first ever major, celebrated by every teammate, a tradition upheld even on Grand Final day.It was the 2019 ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • I Met Lucky People

    The Story of the Romani Gypsies

    by Yaron Matras

    Their own origins myths put them at the scene of the Crucifixion, deprived of a home of their own, doomed to a life of wandering, and granted by God the right to steal from other people in order to survive. In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India. So who are the Romani people, really?As ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Black and Blue

    a memoir of racism and resilience

    by Veronica Gorrie

    The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.A proud Gunai/Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family suffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD