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  • What They Didn't Burn

    Uncovering My Father's Holocaust Secrets

    by Mel Laytner ...
    What if you uncovered a Nazi paper trail that revealed your father to be a man very different from the quiet, introspective dad you knew . . . or thought you knew?Growing up, author Mel Laytner saw his father as a quintessential Type B: passive and conventional. As he uncovered documents the Nazis didn’t burn, however, another man emerged—a black market ringleader and wily camp survivor who made ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Africa Is Not A Country

    Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa

    by Dipo Faloyin ...
    'Warm, funny, biting and essential reading.' Adam Rutherford, author of ControlAfrica Is Not A Country is a bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story.You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife.In this ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • 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

    $15.99 AUD

  • White Fragility

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

    **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 Strange Death of Europe

    Immigration, Identity, Islam

    The Sunday Times number one bestsellerChosen as a Waterstones Politics Paperback of the Year, 2018The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Freedom Writers Diary (20th Anniversary Edition)

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

    #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

    $8.99 AUD

  • How To Be an Antiracist

    **THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER**NOT BEING RACIST IS NOT ENOUGH. WE HAVE TO BE ANTIRACIST.'Transformative and revolutionary' ROBIN DIANGELO, author of White Fragility'So vital' IJEOMA OLUO, author of So You Want to Talk About RaceIn this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, one of the world's most influential scholars of... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Victoria and Abdul (film tie-in)

    The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

    by Shrabani Basu ...
    The tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. An assistant clerk at Agra Central Jail, he suddenly found himself a personal attendant to the Empress of India herself. Within a year, he was established as a powerful figure at court, becoming the queen’s teacher, or Munshi, and instructing ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Other Wes Moore

    One Name, Two Fates

    by Wes Moore ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “compassionate” (People), “startling” (Baltimore Sun), “moving” (Chicago Tribune) true story of two kids with the same name from the city: One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison.In development as a feature film executive produced by Stephen Curry, who ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Betty

    The International Bestseller

    'A coming-of-age story filled with magic in language and plot: beautiful and devastating'Observer, Books of the Year'I felt consumed by this book. I loved it, you will love it'Daisy Johnson, author of Sisters'A page-turning Appalachian coming-of-age story told in undulating prose that settles right into you'Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times'Vivid and lucid, Be... ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Black and Blue

    a memoir of racism and resilience

    WINNER OF THE 2022 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S PRIZE FOR LITERATUREWINNER OF THE 2022 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS WRITINGSHORTLISTED FOR THE DOUGLAS STEWART PRIZE FOR NONFICTIONThe 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 ... Read more

    $28.99 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

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • 12 Years A Slave

    (A Major Motion Picture) (Annotations)

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Masonic Myth

    Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry

    by Jay Kinney ...
    The Truth RevealedFreemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • Belief

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dragon and Kangaroo

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

    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

    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

    $10.99 AUD