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    This volume explores the immeasurable impact of Black subculture on British streets, dance floors, wardrobes and beauty parlours over the past three decades. It gives unique visual expression to the energy and innovation of a range of fashion trends and musical subcultures, including ragga, drum 'n' bass, house, and UK garage, through a wealth ...
     
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    KILLER new book! An oral history of the UK’s soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with MALA, Dennis Bovell, SKREAM, Youth, Norman Jay, Krust, Dego (4 Hero), Jumpin Jack Frost, Adrian Sherwood, and many others. In the years following the arrival of the Windrush generation, the UK’s soundsystem culture would become the most important influence...
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    Afro-Caribbean writers. ExcellentGreat book introduced by E.R.Braithwaite (who wrote the original To Sir With Love about a black teacher in Britain), this book includes work from Sam Selvon, George Lamming, Paul Gilroy, Ben Okri, CLR James, Linton Kwesi Johnson and many more - definitely the A-team of
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    Roy was born in Accompong Jamaica, settled in South London after WW2. In his writing, Roy was conscious of his Caribbean-African heritage especially the tradition of rebellion and courage that was a part of the runaway slaves, maroon history and settlement in his home town, Accompong. His novels Black Albino and No Black Sparrows written in the 1950s...
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      1st edition secondhand hardback with dustjacket ex-lbrary w/stamps with plastic cover in good condition
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      Hardback UK first edition 1978 with dustjacket (ex-library has stamps, stickers, etc).
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    **Shipping early next week** 100% ESSENTIAL Very limited edition EXCLUSIVE SIGNED private press book! This is a one-off order with this mailout Absolutely stunning and awesome 7"-square reggae book on soundsystems and the reggae scene in the UK in the 1980s ! Featuring wicked photos and text on everyone and everything to do with soundsystem culture!...
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    Nice out of print private press pamphlet of poems
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    Rare collection. S/hand out of print paperback in good condition
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      A fabulous collection of contemporary poems. Rooted (literally) in the community. Emotional, challenging and uplifting.
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    Includes work by Jayne Cortez and Linton Kwesi Johnson
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    Zadie Smith's second novel
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    Large hardback w/out dustjacket.Study of Racism in Handsworth 1981
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    Yardie style. out of print uk paperback set in Manchester. Karline Smith is 'the first black British female crime writer'
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    One of a hard-edged fiction series featuring the lives of a group of London street youths. Jalen Rose, the new Marvin Gaye, is bringing back the days of soul. A streetwise music-industry photographer wants to promote him, but Rose doesn't want publicity - he has a secret which he wants to keep.
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    Depressingly what goes around comes around
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    It is 1981, factories are closing, unemployment is high, the NF are marching and the neglected inner cities are ablaze as riots breakout across Thatcher’s’ fractured Britain. The Agarwals are facing their own personal nightmare but their pain is eased by family, friendships and a community that refuses to disappear. THE HANDSWORTH TIMES is a book...
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    For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home. This remarkable book explores the reality of their experiences, and...
    Follow up story to Selvon's seminal Lonely Londoners. Sam Selvon’s Moses Ascending depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who has been in England for some years now represents immigrants who come from all corners of the world to seek a better life. Like many immigrants he is hard-working. After years of living in a dingy...
    A very good short story about flawed characters and evocative of a time and place in Guyana.  secondhand paperback
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    Nice kids book.  s/hand paperback booklet
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    Ray has given up school. He sees no point in education and despises authority. And then he has no choice about school as he is excluded. But Ray also has troubles at home, which means he has nowhere to stay and ends up sleeping in the local record shop, owned by his friend Marga Man. Ray and his friends attend a Social Exclusion Project which means...
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    1st edition hardback, ex-library w/stamps and plastic cover in good condition
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    Rare out of print Pluto Press first (and only) edition book about pirate radio in Britain written in 1985. Secondhand paperbook in good condition.
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    Secondhand out of print paperback, small tear on back, inscription inside
    Braithwaite's follow up to the autobiographical To Sir With Love, the story of his work as a social worker after his teaching career secondhand paperback 1975 edition, creasing to cover
    Secondhand paperback book, bit of damage to back cover inside, library stamp
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    Seminal Independently published collection of poetry from Linton Kwesi Johnson- First edition 1975 paperback, children on front cover Secondhand original paperback book has some ageing/yellowing of cover and inside but in good condition. Rare book
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      First pressing (1975). Rare. Secondhand out of print small book in good condition, some ageing.
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    Eshun, then artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ventures from his home to Ghana to explore his heritage. By his early 30s, Eshun still cannot adequately answer the question put to him since his school days in Queensbury: "Where are you from?" He has never felt welcome in England, where his father, a Ghanaian government...
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    Black British writers collection. Secondhand paperback in good condition
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    Last of the Yardie trilogy - 'London's number one Don D is set for the biggest fight of his drugs dealing career - BLOOD MUST RUN!'
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    An acclaimed re-examination of a shared history, telling the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean.
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    This is a story of empire, colonialism and then the new energies released by the movements for freedom and independence of the post second-world-war years; of the movements of peoples across borders; of the flow of music around the triangle that takes in Africa, the Caribbean, the USA and Great Britain; of temporary but highly influential visitors like...
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    Recently resurrected and now enjoying chart success in the 21st century, when it was formed Trojan Records epitomised the punk DIY ethic over a decade before 1976. With a blizzard of individual labels and a marketing strategy that involved selling product out of the backs of vans, the company spearheaded the injection of reggae and ska into the vein...
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    From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s. It explores the lives of a group of West Indians, mainly Trinidadians and Jamaicans, who leave the Caribbean to live in London. They came looking for a better life but what they found was bitter coldness both from...
    We like this Jamaican/British novel a lot! Marshall Sargeant is born with the century in Paradise, on the island of Jamaica. As a young man, he is entrusted with a mystical quest, to overcome a curse that has been put on his family and he must do this by returning to Africa, whence they were brought as slaves. In his strange and sometimes magical...
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