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Expand your understanding and discover amazing biographies and memoirs by Black authors. 
  • Audiobook

    Year of Yes

    How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

    by Shonda Rhimes ...
    Narrated by Shonda Rhimes ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 4 min

    2017 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the YearThe instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times).She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on televisi. ... Read more

    $25.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    Narrated by Trevor Noah ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    The international Classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller

    Narrated by Dr Maya Angelou ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 11 min

    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Last Black Unicorn

    Narrated by Tiffany Haddish ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 29 min

    Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by ... Read more

    $25.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Between the World and Me

    Narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 35 min

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENTHailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the ... Read more

    $24.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Writing My Wrongs

    Life, Death, and One Man's Story of Redemption in an American Prison

    by Shaka Senghor ...
    Narrated by Shaka Senghor ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 39 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir of redemption and second chances amidst America's mass incarceration epidemic, from a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age 11, his parents' ... Read more

    $28.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

    Narrated by Guy Lockard ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 29 min

    The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” (GQ).For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” (Complex).The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum ... Read more

    $25.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Around the Way Girl

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Taraji P. Henson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 27 min

    2017 Audie Award Finalist for Autobiography/MemoirFrom Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, comes an inspiring and funny memoir—“a bona fide hit” (Essence)—about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth.With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, ... Read more

    $25.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Malcolm X

    A Life of Reinvention

    Narrated by G. Valmont Thomas ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 1 min

    Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year Years in the making-the definitive biography of the legendary black activist.Of the great figure in twentieth-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins ... Read more

    $42.77 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Maverick

    A Biography of Thomas Sowell

    by Jason L Riley ...
    Narrated by Brad Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 33 min

    A biography of Thomas Sowell, one of America's most influential conservative thinkers.Thomas Sowell is one of the great social theorists of our age. In a career spanning more than a half century, he has written over thirty books, covering topics from economic history and social inequality to political theory, race, and culture. His bold and unsentimental assaults on liberal orthodoxy have endeared ... Read more

    $37.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Other Wes Moore

    One Name, Two Fates

    Narrated by Wes Moore ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 12 min

    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

    $21.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Taking Up Space

    The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change

    Unabridged

    5 hours 31 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Taking Up Space written and read by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi.THE FLAGSHIP 2019 RELEASE OF #MERKY BOOKS____________________________‘Brilliant’ CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS‘Hugely important’ PAULA AKPAN‘Essential’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO____________________________</st... ... Read more

    $16.14 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Trailblazer

    A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

    Narrated by January LaVoy ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 58 min

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S.Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggle, friendship, courage, ... Read more

    $37.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    White like Her

    My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing

    by Gail Lukasik ...
    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 58 min

    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 choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother’s fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother’s racial lineage, tracing her family back to eighteenth-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to terms with her decision to ... Read more

    $28.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Who am I, again?

    by Lenny Henry ...
    Narrated by Lenny Henry ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 21 min

    Sir Lenny Henry is one of the country's best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think again.'Glorious.' NEIL GAIMAN'Touching and affectionate.' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, SUNDAY TIMES'Heartfelt . . . honest.' OBSERVER'Moving, powerful and... ... Read more

    $48.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

    The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    This revelatory memoir by the mother of Michael Brown, the African American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history.“I wasn’t there when Mike Mike was shot. I didn’t see him fall or take his last breath, but as his mother, I do know one thing better than anyone, and that’s how to tell my son’s ... Read more

    $28.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Unashamed

    Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

    by Leah Vernon ...
    Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 42 min

    A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn’t any room for imperfection. Good Muslim girls listened more than they spoke. They didn’t have a missing father or a ... Read more

    $28.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Rise Up

    The #Merky Story So Far

    Unabridged

    4 hours 50 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far by Stormzy.Read by Stormzy, Akua Agyemfra, Alec Boateng/Twin B, Rachel Campbell, Austin Daboh, Kaylum Dennis, Flipz, Manon Grandjean, Ayesha Lorde Dunn, Tobe Onwuka, Fraser T. Smith, DJ TiiNY, Trevor A. Williams and Jude Yawson.______________________THE #MERKY STORY SO FARWords by Stormzy<... ... Read more

    $16.14 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Fire Shut Up In My Bones

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Charles M. Blow ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 8 min

    A gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America's most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful pastNew York Times columnist Charles M. Blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where he grew up-a place where slavery's legacy was felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near ... Read more

    $21.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Terrible

    Unabridged

    4 hours

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Terrible written and read by Yrsa Daley-Ward with Howard Daley-Ward as Roo.'You may not run away from the thing that you arebecause it comes and comes and comes as sure as you breathe.'This is the story of Yrsa Daley-Ward, and all the things that happened - 'even the Terrible Things (and God, there were Terrible Things)'. It's about her childhood in ... Read more

    $16.14 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    She Came to Slay

    The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

    Unabridged

    3 hours 53 min

    In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has ... Read more

    $25.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    What Set Me Free (The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Brian Banks)

    A True Story of Wrongful Conviction, a Dream Deferred, and a Man Redeemed

    by Brian Banks ...
    Narrated by Brian Banks ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 15 min

    *The story that inspired the film Brian Banks*Discover the unforgettable and inspiring true story of a young man who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager and imprisoned for more than five years, only to emerge with his spirit unbroken and determined to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.At age sixteen, Brian Banks was a nationally recruited All-American Football player, ranked eleventh in ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Dreaming in a Nightmare

    Inequality and What We Can Do About It

    Unabridged

    7 hours 56 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A moving and powerful account of the problems faced by a new generation**, from crime to poverty to** an increasingly divided society**, from an extraordinarily accomplished young activist and entrepreneur.**My name is Jeremiah Emmanuel. I’m twenty years old. I’m an activist, an entrepreneur, a former deputy young mayor of Lambeth and member of the UK Youth Parliament. I ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Karamo

    My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope

    by Karamo Brown ...
    Narrated by Karamo Brown ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 39 min

    An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown - Queer Eye’s beloved culture expert - as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need.When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix’s Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial