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    Black BritainA Photographic HistorySaqi Books
    People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural...
    Ferdinand DennisDuppy ConquerorFlamingo
    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...
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      Secondhand out of print harback, ex-library, frontispage removed.
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    Excess The Sequel To Yardieby Victor Headley
    The sequel to Yardie - wicked!
    The Dragon Can't DanceBy Earl LovelaceFaber and Faber
    This book is wicked! Described as 'a landmark, not in the West Indian, but in the contemporary novel' by C.L.R. James, Earl Lovelace's Caribbean classic...
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    Lament For Rastafari and Other Playsby Edgar WhiteMarion Boyars
    Lament for Rastafari is part-ritual, part-panoramic vision of black/white relations within the confines of Rastafarian consciousness. It begins in the...
    Inna LiverpoolBenjamin ZephaniahAK PRESS (1995)
    Nice out of print private press pamphlet of poems
    Mother CountryReal Stories of the Windrush ChildrenHeadline
    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...
    Oxford Reading TreeI came to Britain From JamaicaOxford University Press
    Nice kids book.  s/hand paperback booklet
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    Gangsta RapBy Benjamin ZephaniahBloomsbury (2004)
    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...
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    Paid Servantby E. R. BraithwaiteNew English Library
    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...
    Black Popular MusicIn Britain Since 1945Routledge
    Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments...
    Reluctant Neighborsby E. R. BraithwaiteNew English Library
    The acclaimed author of To Sir, With Love recalls his lifelong struggle against ignorance and racism while sharing a train ride with a bigoted white neighbor. Out-of-print...
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    GangstaThe Sinister Spread Of Yardie Gun CultureVision Paperbacks
    Yardie style - behind the scenes look.
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    There Ain't No Black In The Union Jack (1987)By Paul GilroyTaylor & Francis
    This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race. By accusing British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political...
    Tings an Timesby Linton Kwesi JohnsonBloodaxe Books
    Rare collection. S/hand out of print paperback ex library w/stamps. A fabulous collection of contemporary poems. Rooted (literally) in the community....
    Popular Front of Contemporary Poetry Anthologyby Linton Kwesi JohnsonApples & Snakes
    Includes work by Jayne Cortez and Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Racism And ReactionA Profile Of Handsworth By Peter RatcliffeRKP
    Large hardback w/out dustjacket.Study of Racism in Handsworth 1981
    Evil EyeBy Two FingersBoxtree
    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...
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    The Sweatshop ReportBy Derek BishtonAffor
    S/hand small book as new
    Full Crewby Karline SmithThe X Press
    Yardie style. out of print uk paperback set in Manchester. Karline Smith is 'the first black British female crime writer'
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    The Handsworth Timesby Sharon DuggalBluemoose
    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’...
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    Moses Ascending (Penguin Modern Classics)by Sam SelvonPenguin Books
    Follow up story to Selvon's seminal Lonely Londoners. Sam Selvon’s Moses Ascending depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who...
    Roy HeathThe Murderer (1979)
    A very good short story about flawed characters and evocative of a time and place in Guyana.  secondhand paperback
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      Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK paperback in good condition
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    The Book of Other Peopleby Zadie SmithPenguin
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    NW: A Novelby Zadie SmithIsis Publishing
    1st edition hardback, ex-library w/stamps and plastic cover in good condition
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    Colonial Immigrants In A British CityA Class Analysis By John Rex And Sally TomlinsonRKP
    Secondhand out of print paperback, small tear on back, inscription inside
    Empire Windrush: Fifty Years Of Writing About Black BritainEdited by Onyekachi Wambu, Preface by E.R. BraithwaiteGollancz
    Great 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,...
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      Afro-Caribbean writers. Excellent

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    Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and BeyondBy Ekow EshunPantheon
    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,...
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    Black and BritishA Forgotten HistoryPan Books
    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...
    Young, Gifted & BlackThe Story of Trojan RecordsOmnibus Press
    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...
    The Lonely LondonersBy Sam SelvonLongman
    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...
    Honorary Whiteby E. R. BraithwaiteNew English Library
    Acclaimed author E. R. Braithwaite (To Sir, With Love) chronicles the brutality, oppression, and courage he witnessed as a black man granted “Honorary...
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    Questions Of Cultural Identity (1996)by Stuart Hall And Paul Du Gay
    Man like Hall does the cultural identity groove. Out of print Secondhand original paperback book
    Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure (1986)by David Morley/Stuart Hall
    w/ introduction by Stuart Hall. Secondhand book ex-library fair cond
    With Hope in Their Eyes: Compelling Stories of the Windrush Generationby Vivienne FrancisNia
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    Back to Africa: A Journeyby Ferdinand DennisSceptre
    Jamaican/British journalist/author travels back to Africa. Secondhand out of print paperback book
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    Brick Lane - A Novelby Monica AliBlack Swan
    Secondhand paperback
    Voices Of The CrossingEdited by Ferdinand Dennis and Naseem KhanSerpent's Tail (2000)
    Secondhand paperback book. Description: The British Empire is no more, but at its height colonial subjects regarded Britain as the centre, a place of...
    Small IslandBy Andrea LevyTinder Press
    It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war, but at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not...
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    The Great Abolition ShamThe True Story of the End of the British Slave TradeSutton Publishing
    Britons may very well never be slaves, but British rule certainly meant slavery for others. Michael Jordan's book explores the personalities and...
    Igniting The Caribbean's PastFire In British West Indian HistoryUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    Unlike the earthquakes and hurricanes that have influenced Caribbean history, the region's fires have almost always been caused by humans. Geographer...
    Swing From A Small IslandThe Story Of Leslie ThompsonNorthway Publications
    Jamaican bandleader and trumpeter Leslie Thompson worked with all the significant black British swing musicians of the 1930s, including the legendary...
    WindrushBy Mike Phillips and Trevor PhillipsHarper Collins
    Broadcaster Trevor Phillips and his novelist brother Mike retell the very human story of Britain's first West Indian immigrants and their descendants from...
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