New Beacon Books

76 Stroud Green Rd, N4 3EN


Round Table Books

Brixton Village, 97 Granville Arcade, SW9 8PS


No Ordinary Bookshop 

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African Books Collective

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Sevenoaks Bookshop

147 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1XJ



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Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla Saad

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo


12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Ain't I A Woman by bell hooks

Afropean by Johny Pitts 

Ancestors by Paul Crooks

A Tree Without Roots by Paul Crooks 

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story by Elaine Brown 


Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy

Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch 

Don't Touch my Hair by Emma Dabiri 

How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality by Adam Rutherford

How To Be Anti-Racist by Ibram H Kendi

I Am Not Your Baby Mother: What It's Like to be a Black British Mother by Candice Braithwaite

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Dr Maya Angelou 

The Long Road To Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer 

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias by Dr Pragya Agarwal 

The End of Policing by Alex Vitale 

Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinene

Slavery and the British Country House By Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.)

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change by Chelsea Kwakye & Ore Ogunbiyi

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X 

The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah

The Souls of Black Folk by  W. E. B. Du Bois

The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands by Mrs Seacole

There Ain't No Black in The Union Jack by Paul Gilroy

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Women, Race & Class by Angela Davis


The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C L R Jame


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 

Children of Virtue & Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi 

Daughters of Nri by Reni K Amayo

Kindred by Octavia E Butler

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Small Island by Andrea Levy

The Bluest Eye Kindle Edition by Toni Morrison

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Help Paperback by Kathryn Stockett

The Long Song by Andrea Levy

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

White Teeth by Zadie Smith


Just Mercy (2019) 


Selma (2014)

To Kill a Mockingbird


10 Documentaries To Watch About Race

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till


Kindred by Octavia Butler (audio fiction)


About James Balwin- author and civil rights activist

Image by Jawad Jawahir