racism reading list

Here is a reading list for those willing to do some anti-racist work. Because black people should not be having to educate us on why they deserve to be treated as people.


PLEASE USE YOUR LOCAL BLACK-OWNED INDEPENDENT STORE WHERE POSSIBLE. These are linked to here: https://ukblackwritersforum.wordpress.com/black-book-shopspublishers/


Otherwise, this is a list of the books and links to places where these books were in stock as of Sunday 31st May. Links to independent bookstores have been provided where possible; otherwise Waterstones has been offered.

Non-Fiction

BLACK MINDED - MICHAEL E. SAWYER

Pluto Books https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745340746/black-minded/

SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE - IJEOMA OLUO

Foyles https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/history-politics/so-you-want-to-talk-about-race,ijeoma-oluo-9781541647435

ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY - LAYLA F. SAAD

Blackwells https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Me-and-White-Supremacy-by-Layla-F-Saad-author/9781529405101

THE BLUEST EYE - TONI MORRISON

Foyles https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/the-bluest-eye,toni-morrison-9781784876449

HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST - ADAM RUTHERFORD

Libreria - order by email, see their website https://libreria.io/

WHY I’M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE - RENI EDDO-LODGE

Stanford's https://www.stanfords.co.uk/why-im-no-longer-talking-to-white-people-about-race_9781408870587?wgu=5563_57172_15909467807652_52455aee6a&wgexpiry=1598722780&utm_campaign=webgains&utm_source=webgains&utm_medium=webgains

DON‘T TOUCH MY HAIR - EMMA DABIRI

Rough Trade https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/emma-dabiri/don-t-touch-my-hair/paperback?channable=a18781.Mjc1MzY0&gclid=CjwKCAjwq832BRA5EiwACvCWsUEtDOOsC7TxFWDbYep7Qmmum7UwiphReyXD9z_s8T-GcS0uihfwPhoCxY8QAvD_BwE

ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE - GEORGE M. JOHNSON

Blackwells https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/All-Boys-Arent-Blue-by-George-M-Johnson-author/9780374312718

THE NEW JIM CROW - MICHELLE ALEXANDER

Blackwells https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781620971932?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=CjwKCAjwq832BRA5EiwACvCWsTqj1d9sKJsny1hiBUvaDy6kwpv1vTeROlXUn8Mi3GYjnlxgYLv_4hoCd0QQAvD_BwE

WHITE FRAGILITY - ROBIN DIANGELO

Foyles https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/philosophy-psychology-social-sciences/white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-for-wh,robin-diangelo-9780141990569

AIN‘T I A WOMAN - bell hooks

Pluto Books - https://www.plutobooks.com/9780861043798/aint-i-a-woman/

YOUR SILENCE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU - AUDRE LORDE

Waterstones https://www.waterstones.com/book/your-silence-will-not-protect-you/reni-eddo-lodge/audre-lorde/9780995716223?awaid=3787&utm_source=redbrain&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=css&gclid=CjwKCAjwq832BRA5EiwACvCWsV5cCg6d2EVwMl8-l48ui6fLKSLKKSUw0vtDq69qH6lqFRjegGUgVxoC2WMQAvD_BwE&awc=3787_1590948183_7acb6ba2c253c24ca54275999aac6cd7

Fiction

HOMEGOING - YAA GYASI

FOYLES https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/homegoing,yaa-gyasi-9780241975237

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE

Blackwells https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/An-American-Marriage-by-Tayari-Jones-author/9781786075192

THE HATE U GIVE

London Review Bookshop - https://londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks/products/the-hate-u-give-by-angie-thomas

THE PRIVATE JOYS OF NNENNA MALONEY - OKECHUKWU NZELU

Libreria - order by email, see their website https://libreria.io/

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER - BERNADINE EVARISTO

London Review Bookshop - https://londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/products/girl-woman-other-by-bernardine-evaristo?_pos=1&_sid=a19bb2b45&_ss=r

THE OLD SLAVE AND THE MASTIFF - PATRICK CHAMOISEAU

Waterstones https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-old-slave-and-the-mastiff/patrick-chamoiseau//9780349700441?awaid=3787&utm_source=redbrain&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=css&gclid=CjwKCAjwq832BRA5EiwACvCWsT55zTYk-zSRnwYmOAVRoSLih9VfH16ar2JLbyYgdxEAkInxTZTVCBoCWGsQAvD_BwE&awc=3787_1590948941_e8ce9b56f86df2d3e9587e9918436398

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