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            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Nathan

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            A powerful novel of life after slavery in the vein of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, WASHINGTON BLACK and HOMEGOING

            ISBN 9781472274380
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize
             

            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize (Hardback)

            By Harris, Nathan

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            A powerful novel of life after slavery in the vein of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, WASHINGTON BLACK and HOMEGOING

            ISBN 9781472274373
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            The 1619 PROJECT: A New American Origin Story
             

            The 1619 PROJECT: A New American Origin Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Hannah-Jones, Nikole; The New York Times Magazine

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New American Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present. In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thi...rty enslaved people from Africa.
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            ISBN 9780753559543
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Stolen Daughters Of Chibok: Tragedy and Resilience in Nigeria's Northeast
             

            The Stolen Daughters Of Chibok: Tragedy and Resilience in Nigeria's Northeast (Hardback)

            By Muhammed-Oyebode, Aisha; By (photographer) Akinleye, Akintunde

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            A photo-essay about and for the girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014, for their families and communities.

            ISBN 9781576878590
            Publisher powerHouse Books,U.S.
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            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain
             

            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain (Hardback)

            By Hunt, Tristram

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            • Pub Date
              13 Dec 21

            Josiah Wedgwood, perhaps the greatest English potter who ever lived, epitomised the best of his age. From his kilns and workshops in Stoke-on-Trent, he revolutionised the production of ceramics in Georgian Britain by marrying technology and design, manufacturing efficiency and re...tail flair. He transformed the luxury markets not only of London, Liverpool, Bath and Dublin but of America and the world, and helping to usher in a mass consumer society. Tristram Hunt calls him 'the Steve Jobs of the eighteenth century.' But Wedgwood was radical in his mind and politics as well as in his designs. He campaigned for free trade and religious toleration, read pioneering papers to the Royal Society and was a member of the celebrated Lunar Society of Birmingham. Most significantly, he created the ceramic 'Emancipation Badge', depicting a slave in chains and inscribed 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' that became the symbol of the abolitionist movement. Tristram Hunt's hugely enjoyable new biography, strongly based on Wedgwood's notebooks, letters and words of his contemporaries, brilliantly captures the energy and originality of Wedgwood and his extraordinary contribution to the transformation of eighteenth-century Britain.
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            ISBN 9780241287897
            Released NZ 13 Dec 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Breaking the Maafa Chain
             

            Breaking the Maafa Chain (Hardback)

            By Domingo, Dr Anni

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            Salimatu and her sister Fatmata are captured, sold to slavers, renamed and split apart. Now Sarah and Faith, will these once inseparable sisters survive the traumas of their enslavement without each other? Or are the burdens of the wicked systems of slavery too much for their you...ng hearts to bear?
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            ISBN 9781913090760
            Publisher Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
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            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
             

            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (Paperback)

            By Hazareesingh, Sudhir

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the procl...amation of the world's first independent black state. After the abolition of slavery in 1793, Toussaint Louverture, himself a former slave, became the leader of the colony's black population, the commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. During the course of his extraordinary life he confronted some of the dominant forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperialism and racial hierarchy. Treacherously seized by Napoleon's invading army in 1802, this charismatic figure ended his days, in Wordsworth's phrase, 'the most unhappy man of men', imprisoned in a fortress in France. Black Spartacus draws on a wealth of archival material, much of it overlooked by previous biographers, to follow every step of Louverture's singular journey, from his triumphs against French, Spanish and British troops to his skilful regional diplomacy, his Machiavellian dealings with successive French colonial administrators and his bold promulgation of an autonomous Constitution. Sudhir Hazareesingh shows that Louverture developed his unique vision and leadership not solely in response to imported Enlightenment ideals and revolutionary events in Europe and the Americas, but through a hybrid heritage of fraternal slave organisations, Caribbean mysticism and African political traditions. Above all, Hazareesingh retrieves Louverture's rousing voice and force of personality, making this the most engaging, as well as the most complete, biography to date. After his death in the French fortress, Louverture became a figure of legend, a beacon for slaves across the Atlantic and for generations of European republicans and progressive figures in the Americas. He inspired the anti-slavery campaigner Fre
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            ISBN 9780141985060
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance
             

            A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dadzie, Stella

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              5 Jan 22

            The story of the enslaved West Indian women in the struggle for freedom Enslaved West Indian women had few opportunities to record their stories for posterity. Yet from their dusty footprints and the umpteen small clues they left for us to unravel, there's no question that they e...arned their place in history. Pick any Caribbean island and you'll find race, skin colour and rank interacting with gender in a unique and often volatile way. In A Kick in the Belly, Stella Dadzie follows the evidence, and finds women played a distinctly female role in the development of a culture of slave resistance--a role that was not just central, but downright dynamic. From the coffle-line to the Great House, enslaved women found ways of fighting back that beggar belief. Whether responding to the horrendous conditions of plantation life, the sadistic vagaries of their captors or the peculiar burdens of their sex, their collective sanity relied on a highly subversive adaptation of the values and cultures they smuggled with them naked from different parts of Africa. By sustaining or adapting remembered cultural practices, they ensured that the lives of chattel slaves retained both meaning and purpose. A Kick in the Belly makes clear that their subtle acts of insubordination and their conscious acts of rebellion came to undermine the very fabric and survival of West Indian slavery.
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            ISBN 9781839763885
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Cultural History of Race
             

            A Cultural History of Race (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 6 hardbacks)

            Edited by Turda, Marius

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            Examines 2,500 years of the cultural history of race, from antiquity to the present day.

            ISBN 9781350067578
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Cultural Histories Series
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            The Good Sharps: The Eighteenth-Century Family that Changed Britain

            The Good Sharps: The Eighteenth-Century Family that Changed Britain (Paperback)

            By Grant, Hester

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            The enthralling story of an eighteenth-century family and their extraordinary achievements. Four brothers, three sisters. Brought up in a Northumberland rectory and in the close of Durham Cathedral, the Sharps would achieve exalted positions at the heart of British society. In 17...81, the celebrated painter Johan Zoffany put the final brush strokes on the luminous portrait that immortalised the siblings' rise, and their remarkable unity and passion for life. Ambitious, free-thinking and courageous, the Sharps were pioneers in the major movements that defined the eighteenth century - from political reform and philanthropy to medicine and industry. John, an eminent priest, established a model welfare state at Bamburgh Castle and commissioned the world's first lifeboat; William became surgeon to George III; while James was a visionary inventor, canal promoter and engineer. Most famously of all, Granville, the youngest son, battled tirelessly as Britain's first great campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade. Despite the social strictures of their day, Elizabeth, Judith and Frances claimed significant independence, and played key roles in hosting the Sharps' famous musical parties on barges on the Thames. In this vivid, moving biography, Hester Grant charts the siblings' shared journey to prominence, and explores the values and enduring bonds that inspired their success. The Good Sharps brings to life not just these men and women who realised that the future could be different, but also the new world they created.
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            ISBN 9781784707224
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
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