Black Stories Matter - Fiction titles

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Large print:Homegoing:2017 Large print
Author: Gyasi, Yaa
Year: 2017
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Thorpe
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:The color purple:1983 Paperback
Author: Walker, Alice
Year: 1983
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
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Talking book - MP3:Girl, Woman, Other:2020 Talking book - MP3
Author: Evaristo, Bernardine
Year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - MP3
Publisher: Bolinda
Resource type: Physical
Note: Playaway. Read by Anns -Maria Nabirye
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Large print:On beauty:2006 Large print
Author: Smith, Zadie
Year: 2006
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Howard Belsey's oldest son Jerome falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing Monty Kipps, both families find themselves thrown together, enacting a cultural and personal war against each other.
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Hardback:In every mirror she's black:2021 Hardback
Author: Akerstrom, Lola Akinmade
Year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Apollo
Resource type: Physical
Note: Three Black women building new lives in Stockholm become linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man.
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Hardback:Wahala:2022 Hardback
Author: May, Nikki
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ronke, Simi, Boo are three mixed-race friends living in London. They have the gift of two cultures, Nigerian and English, though they don't all choose to see it that way. Everyday racism has never held them back, but now in their thirties, they question their future.
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Paperback:Real life:2020 Paperback
Author: Taylor, Brandon
Year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Daunt Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Booker Prize 2020 Longlist Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree.
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Paperback:Invisible man:2014 Paperback
Author: Ellison, Ralph
Year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: The invisible man is the unnamed narrator of this impassioned novel of black lives in 1940s America. Embittered by a country which treats him as a non-being he retreats to an underground cell. Originally published: New York: Random House, 1952
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Paperback:Three rooms:2022 Paperback
Author: Hamya, Jo
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Autumn 2018 and a young woman moves into a rented room in university accommodation, ready to begin a job as a research assistant at Oxford. Here, living and working in the spaces that have birthed the country's leaders, she is both outsider and insider, and she can't shake the feeling that real life is happening elsewhere.
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Paperback:Nervous conditions:2021 Paperback
Author: Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tambudzai's opportunity for education comes only after the death of her brother. Moving to the mission school, her critical faculties develop rapidly, and become focused not just on her studies but also on the men and women of her family.
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Talking book - MP3:Black buck:2021 Talking book - MP3
Author: Askaripour, Mateo
Author: Robinson, Zeno
Year: 2021
Media class: Talking book - MP3
Resource type: Physical
Note: Playaway. Read by Zeno Robinson An unambitious 22-year-old, Darren lives in a Brooklyn brownstone with his mother, who wants nothing more than to see him live up to his potential. But Darren is content working at Starbucks, hanging out with his girlfriend, Soraya, and eating his mother's home-cooked meals.
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Audio book:Queenie:2021 Audio book
Author: Carty-Williams, Candice
Year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Audio book
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: Read by Shvorne Marks. 9 Audio CDs Summary: A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family, Queenie will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way.
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Paperback:Assembly:2022 Paperback
Author: Brown, Natasha
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Assembly' is a story about the stories we live within - those of race and class, safety and freedom, winners and losers. And it is about one woman daring to take control of her own story, even at the cost of her life. Originally published: UK: Hamish Hamilton, 2021
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Paperback:The bread the devil knead:2021 Paperback
Author: Allen-Agostini, Lisa
Year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Resource type: Physical
Note: Women's Prize for Fiction 2022 Longlist Alethea Lopez is about to turn 40. fashionable, feisty and fiercely independent, she manages a boutique in Port of Spain, but behind closed doors she's covering up bruises from her abusive partner and seeking solace in an affair with her boss.
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Hardback:My Monticello:2021 Hardback
Author: Johnson, Jocelyn Nicole
Year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Resource type: Physical
Note: Families, friends, and strangers flee for their lives in an abandoned bus, taking refuge in Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic plantation home in the hills above town. Over nineteen heart-stopping days the group find ways to care for and sustain one another as the world burns beneath them.
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Hardback:Black cake:2022 Hardback
Author: Wilkerson, Charmaine
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: Eleanor Bennett won't let her own death get in the way of the truth. So when her estranged children - Byron and Benny - reunite for her funeral in California, they discover a puzzling inheritance. First, a voice recording in which everything Byron and Benny ever knew about their family is upended.
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Hardback:Honey & spice:2022 Hardback
Author: Babalola, Bolu
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Headline Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: The sharp-tongued (and secretly soft-hearted) Kiki Banjo is an expert in relationship-evasion, and likes to keep her feelings close to her chest. As the host of the popular student radio show, 'Brown Sugar,' it is her mission to make sure the women who make up the Afro-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University also do not fall for the players and heartbreakers.
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Hardback:Nightcrawling:2022 Hardback
Author: Mottley, Leila
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Booker Prize 2022 Longlist Kiara Johnson does not know what it is to live as a normal seventeen-year-old. With her mother in a rehab facility and an older brother who devotes his time and money to a recording studio, she fends for herself - and for nine-year-old Trevor, whose own mother is prone to disappearing for days at a time.
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Paperback:Meridian:2021 Paperback
Author: Walker, Alice
Year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Meridian' is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman's personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a courageous young activist who dedicates her self heart and soul to her civil rights work. Originally published: London: Andre Deutsch, 1976
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Paperback:The first woman:2021 Paperback
Author: Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga
Year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oneworld
Resource type: Physical
Note: Smart, headstrong Kirabo is raised by her grandparents in rural Uganda. But as she enters her teens, she starts to feel overshadowed by the absence of the mother she has never known. At once epic and deeply personal, 'The First Woman' is the bold and piercing story of one young girl's discovery of what it means to be a woman in a family.
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Black Stories Matter - Non-Fiction Titles

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Paperback:Between the world and me:2015 Paperback
Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Text
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:Autobiography of Malcolm X:2001 Paperback
Author: Malcolm X
Author: Haley, Alex
Year: 2001
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks:2019 Paperback
Author: Skloot, Rebecca
Year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:Brit(ish), on race, identity and belonging:2018 Paperback
Author: Hirsch, Afua
Year: 2018
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:Afropean, notes from black Europe:2020 Paperback
Author: Pitts, Johny
Year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:How we fight for our lives, a memoir:2020 Paperback
Author: Jones, Saeed
Year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:Slay in your lane, the black girl bible:2019 Paperback
Author: Adegoke, Yomi
Author: Uviebinene, Elizabeth
Year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: 4th Estate
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:Black and British, a forgotten history:2021 Paperback
Author: Olusoga, David
Year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: David Olusoga's 'Black and British' is a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa.
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Paperback:Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands:2005 Paperback
Author: Seacole, Mary
Author: Salih, Sara
Year: 2005
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published in 1857
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Hardback:How to be an antiracist:2019 Hardback
Author: Kendi, Ibram X
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The Bodley Head
Resource type: Physical
Note: We all occasionally think or do things that are racist. No one considers themselves to be a racist. Yet the divisions and inequalities of racism are all around us. In this game-changing, empowering book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that racism is so engrained in our world
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Paperback:Poor:2020 Paperback
Author: Femi, Caleb
Year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: What is it like to grow up in a place where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description of a man' - and where it is possible to walk two and a half miles through an estate of 1,444 homes without ever touching the ground? In 'Poor', Caleb Femi combines poe
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Paperback:Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race:2018 Paperback
Author: Eddo-Lodge, Reni
Year: 2018
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:The good immigrant:2017 Paperback
Author: Shukla, Nikesh
Year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Unbound
Resource type: Physical
Note: We're told that we live in a multicultural melting pot - that we're post-racial. Yet, studies show that throughout the UK, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are much more likely to live in poverty than white British people (Institute of Race Relations). It's a hard time to be an immigrant, or the child of one, or even the g
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Hardback:The louder I will sing:2020 Hardback
Author: Lawrence, Lee
Year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Louder I Will Sing' is a powerful, compelling and uplifting memoir about growing up in modern Britain as a young black man. It's a story both of people and politics, of the underlying racism beneath many of our most important institutions, but also the positive power that hope, faith and love can bring in response.
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Hardback:Taking up space:2019 Hardback
Author: Kwakye, Chelsea
Author: Ogunbiyi, Ore
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Merky Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren't made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people. Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, two recent Cambridge graduates, wrote 'Taking Up Space
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Hardback:Becoming:2018 Hardback
Author: Obama, Michelle
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful woman.
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Paperback:Women, race and class:2019 Paperback
Author: Davis, Angela Y
Year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this classic work the famous communist activist, who was jailed for her beliefs, brings her passion and scholarship to confront three major crucial issues of feminism: women, race, and class. Originally published: New York: Random House, 1981
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Paperback:Don't touch my hair:2020 Paperback
Author: Dabiri, Emma
Year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Over a series of wry, informed chapters, Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We look at everything from hair capitalists like Madam C.J. Walker in the early 1900s to the rise of Shea Moisture today, from women'
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Hardback:100 great black britons:2020 Hardback
Author: Vernon, Patrick
Author: Osborne, Angelina
Year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Robinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Patrick Vernon's landmark '100 Great Black Britons' campaign of 2003 was one of the most successful movements to focus on the role of people of African and Caribbean descent in British history. Frustrated by the widespread and continuing exclusion of the black British community from the mainstream popular conception of 'Britishness', despite black
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Paperback:Why we kneel how we rise:2021 Paperback
Author: Holding, Michael
Author: Hawkins, Ed
Year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rarely can a rain delay in a cricket match have led to anything like the moment when Holding spoke out in the wake of the BlackLivesMatter protests about the racism he has suffered and has seen all around him throughout his life. But as he spoke, he sought not only to educate but to propose a way forward that inspired so many.
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