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100 great black Britons
100 great black Britons
Vernon, Patrick2020
Articles
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 mainstrea...
26a
26a
Evans, Diana2005
Articles
Centring on Georgia and Bessi, identical twin sisters who inhabit the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue in Neasden, this novel watches the Hunter family as they make their way through the 1980s. Some family members having more success than others.
A small silence
A small silence
Verissimo, Jumoke2019
Articles
A professor and former political activist returns home after ten years in prison - a broken man. He cloaks himself in darkness, pushing away friends and family, until a knock at the door shakes his new existence. His visitor is Desire, an enigmatic student who has grown up idolising Prof. She ret...
Ace of spades
Ace of spades
Àbíké-Íyímídé, Faridah2021
Articles
Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students' dark secrets to light. Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can't escape the spotlight when...
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Africa39 : new writing from Africa south of the Sahara
Africa39 : new writing from Africa south of the Sahara
2014
Articles
This title collects short stories from African writers who live south of the Sahara desert.
Afropean : notes from black Europe
Afropean : notes from black Europe
Pitts, Johny2020
Articles
'Afropean' is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities. Here is an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of L...
Afterlives
Afterlives
Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948-2020
Articles
Restless, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the Schutzruppe askari, the German colonial troops; after years away, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away. Hamza was not stolen, but was sold; he has come of age in the schutztruppe, at the ri...
Against the loveless world
Against the loveless world
Abulhawa, Susan2021
Articles
Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her story with them. The world outside calls Nahr a terror...
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All hail the queen
All hail the queen
Davis, Brandie2020
Articles
Renee is queen of the city and runs it with an iron fist, but everything changes when people from her past resurface to seek revenge. They will stop at nothing until she's dead. Will Renee find happiness and let go of her demons, or will she allow her past to finish what it started? Molested by h...
All my lies are true
All my lies are true
Koomson, Dorothy2020
Articles
Verity is telling lies. And that's why she's about to be arrested for attempted murder. Serena has been lying for years. And that may have driven her daughter, Verity, to do something unthinkable. Poppy's lies have come back to haunt her. So will her quest for the truth hurt everyone she loves? E...
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