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    Furious Cool That Made HimRichard Pryor and the World That Made HimAlgonquin
    40% OFF!!! USA HARDBACK BOOK Controversial and somewhat enigmatic in his lifetime, Richard Pryor's performances opened up a new world of possibilities,...
    • Book (600g)£10.99 £6.99
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    Recombo DNAThe Story of Devo, or How the 60s Became the 80sJawbone Press
    £8 OFF RRP!  Recombo DNA is the first book to evaluate in the proper context the innovations and accomplishments of this truly groundbreaking...
    • Book (800g)£14.99 £6.99
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    Langston HughesThe Value Of ContradictionArcadia Books
    This biography by Bonnie Greer gives us an insight into the controversial African-American writer and campaigner Langston Hughes. Hughes campaigned tirelessly...
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    Beyond A Love SupremeJohn Coltrane and the Legacy of an AlbumOxford University Press
    Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. A...
    Singing In A Strange LandC. L. Franklin, the Black Church and the Transformation of AmericaUniversity of Illinois Press
    IMPORT USA PAPERBACK 60% OFF. Aretha Franklin's dad! Nick Salvatore's "Singing in a Strange Land" tells the story of C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), one of...
    Long Lost BluesPopular Blues in America, 1850-1920 University of Illinois Press
    Mamie Smith's 1920 recording of 'Crazy Blues' is commonly thought to signify the beginning of commercial attention to blues music and culture, but by that...
    • Book (1kg)£24.99 £7.99
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    Outsiders: Art By PeopleCompiled by Steve LazaridesCentury
    Cool book of street art/graffiti featuring work by 3D, Gee Vaucher, Jamie Hewlett and lots more
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    New Orleans On ParadeTourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City Louisiana State University Press
    New Orleans on Parade tells the story of the Big Easy in the twentieth century. In this urban biography, J. Mark Souther explores the Crescent City's architecture,...
      Angela Portrait of a Revolutionary Sphere
      1971 biography of the radical African-American woman, Angela Davis S/hand paperback
      • Original Book (200g)£10.00
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      FanzinesThe DIY RevolutionChronicle Books
      This is the ultimate book on Fanzines, an amateur magazine produced by fans, for fans, of a certain subculture. This highly visual illustrated book is...
      • Book (1.5kg)£19.95 £10.00
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      World Of ArtCaribbean ArtThames & Hudson
      A collection of examples of the work of over 100 Caribbean artists with text explaining the history of Caribbean art, the 20th century art schools which...
      Panic AttackArt In The Punk YearsMerrell
      Hardback book. Description: Punk is most commonly associated with music, fashion and graphics, but its rebellious and iconoclastic spirit also found...
      • Book (1.7kg)£29.95 £10.00
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      Mine Eyes Have Seen The GloryThe Life Of Rosa ParksPhoenix
      On 1 December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, a quiet and dignified 42-year-old black seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest...
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      King Leopold's GhostA Story Of Greed, Terror And Heroism In Colonial AfricaPan Books
      Fantastic book - 100% essential In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast...
      • Book (400g)£9.99 £5.00
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      Sound TrackersReggae by Bob Brunning Heinemann Library (1999)
      S/hand paperback book.
      • Original Book (300g)£9.00
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      Pen, Sword, Camisole - A Fable To Kindle A Hopeby Jorge AmadoAvon Books (1986)
      Set in Rio in 1940 - a Nazi colonel plots toenter the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
      • Original Book (200g)£6.99
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      Mass AppealIssue 55: Tyler, The Creator and Eric AndréMass Appeal
      Stateside magazine which will appeal to fans of Wax Poetics.  This issue features Tyler, The Creator and Eric André as well as Jamaica...
      • Magazine (600g)£7.99
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      Keith Haring 1958-1990A Life For ArtTaschen
      S/hand paperback.
      • Original Book (400g)£6.99
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      BarrioJose's NeighborhoodHarcourt Brace
      Nice Study book about Barrio life. S/hand hardback book.
      • Original Book (500g)£7.99
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      Black Is Black Ain't A Personal Journey Through Black IdentityDocurama Films
      BLACK IS... BLACK AIN'T is an unabashedly frank look at black identity in America. In his final project before losing his battle with AIDS, acclaimed director...
      • NTSC DVD£16.99
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      The Games Black Girls PlayLearning The Ropes From Double-Dutch To Hip-HopNew York University Press
      When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping...
      • Book (350g)£15.99
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      Antonio LopezFashion, Art, Sex, and DiscoRizzoli
      This monograph explores the life and work of Antonio Lopez, a Warholian illustrator, designer, and 'connector' who worked in New York and Paris from the...
      • Book (1.5kg)£39.95
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      Caribbean Cookingby Andre NegreLes Editions Du Pacifique
      Very nice recipes, pics and cover! One of our favourite funky cookbooks. s/hand small hardback book
      • Original Book (400g)£8.00
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      Tropical MulticulturalismA Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and CultureDuke University Press
      Tropical Multiculturalism provides a major study of race in Brazilian culture through the most complete critical analysis of Brazilian cinema in...
      • Book (950g)£17.99 £10.00
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      Lift Every VoiceThe NAACP And The Makings Of The Civil Rights MovementThe New Press
      The first major history of America's oldest civil rights organisation. When it was founded in 1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored...
      • Book (900g)£15.99 £6.00
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      White RiotPunk Rock and the Politics of Race Verso
      From The Sex Pistols to Bad Brains, skinheads to afropunks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been addressed...
      • Book (650g)£14.99
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      Waxpoetics 58 MagazineCee Lo Green / Action Bronson / Ron Isley / Thom BellWaxpoetics
      Contents:Cee Lo GreenAction BronsonRon IsleyThom BellMillie JacksonKool G RapSwamp DoggBrian JacksonFreda PayneK-MaxxChicano BatmanKINGLeyla McCalla
      • Magazine (300g)£8.99
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      Black And MormonA Selection Of EssaysUniversity Of Illinois Press
      The year 2003 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the lifting of the ban excluding black members from the priesthood of the Mormon church. The articles...
      Becoming ElektraThe True Story of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record LabelJawbone Press
      "Becoming Elektra" is an account of Elektra Records in the Jac Holzman years, from 1950 to 1973. It tells the story of Elektra's growth from a...
      GangstaThe Sinister Spread Of Yardie Gun CultureVision Paperbacks
      Yardie style - behind the scenes look. s/hand paperback
      • Original Book (500g)£8.00
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      KwakuBy Roy HeathFlamingo
      guyanese writer who came to London in 1959 This is the tale of Kwaku, who was reduced to a state of idiocy by intelligent men, but made a spontaneous...
      • Original Book (300g)£7.00
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      The World's Wild PlacesBorneoTime-Life Books
      Large format hardback s/hand book.
      • Original Book (800g)£7.99
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      CapoeiraRoots of the Dance Fight Game by Nestor CapoeiraNorth Atlantic Books
      Description: Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira...
      • Original Book (650g)£10.00
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      The World's Wild PlacesAlaskaTime-Life Books
      Large format hardback s/hand book.
      • Original Book (800g)£7.99
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      Salvador De Bahia100 ColorfotosCeu Azul De Copacabana
      Colour photos of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil, the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture such as capoeira and candomble.
      British HondurasA Historical And Contemporary SurveyOxford University Press
      S/hand hardback original book w/dust-jacket.
      • Original Book (300g)£12.00
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      Toy InstrumentsDesign, Nostalgia, MusicMark Batty Publisher
      Toy Instruments comprises an eye-popping collection of musical toys made between the 1950s and today. In theory, all of these toys are meant to...
      • Book (550g)£10.00
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      New Orleans ScrapbookBy Ross YockeyPlantain Publishing
      (secondhand hardback original book in dustjacket)
      • Original Book (500g)£9.00
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      Houston Rap Tapes Lance Scott Walker Sinecure
      Houston Rap Tapes is the companion to Houston Rap, Peter Beste's intimate photo book on this important hip hop culture. Houston Rap Tapes complements...
      • Book (850g)£13.99
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      Food And Festivals A Flavour Of The CaribbeanWayland Publishers (1998)
      Focusing on the Caribbean, this book is part of a series which introduces the food and eating customs of countries around the world through their festivals....
      Welcome Of TearsThe Tapirape Indians Of Central BrazilGarrard Publishing
      s/hand harback with dustjacket
      • Original Book (800g)£12.00
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      Hi-De-HoThe Life Of Cab CallowayOxford University Press
      Clad in white tie and tails, dancing and scatting his way through the "Hi-de-ho" chorus of "Minnie the Moocher," Cab Calloway exuded a sly charm...
      Kind Of BlueThe Making Of The Miles Davis MasterpieceDa Capo Press
      A tribute to one of the most popular jazz albums of all time: "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis. Includes transcriptions of the unedited session tapes; in-depth...
      • Book (400g)£12.99 £6.00
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      Harlem Is NowhereA Journey to the Mecca of Black AmericaLittle, Brown And Company
      A walker, a reader and a gazer, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is also a skilled talker whose impromptu kerbside exchanges with Harlem's most colourful residents...
      The OneThe Life And Music Of James BrownGotham Books
      Import USA Paperback edition bookA tribute to the life and achievements of the "Godfather of Soul", covering his unconventional youth in a segregated...
      • Book (750g)£19.99 £9.99
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      Infinite IslandContemporary Caribbean Art (2007)Brooklyn Museum
      "Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art" presents a diverse, exciting selection of recent work in painting, installation, photography, prints, drawings,...
      • Book (1.2kg)£36.00 £15.00
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      Welcome to My CountryJamaica Watts
      secondhand hardback. Informative guide, nice pics
      • Original Book (400g)£8.00
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