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            A Promised Land

            A Promised Land (Hardback)

            By Obama, Barack

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            A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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            ISBN 9780241491515
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

            The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (Hardback)

            By Payne, Les; Payne, Tamara

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            An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to intervie...w anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates, friends, cellmates, Nation of Islam figures, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become hundreds of hours of interviews into an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic biography that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, a work whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his followers in Hartford, Connecticut, stir with purpose, as if the dead were truly arising, to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting Malcolm's life not only within the Nation of Islam but against the larger backdrop of American history, the book traces the life of one of the twentieth century's most politically relevant figures from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary. With a biographer's unwavering determination, Payne corrects the historical record and delivers extraordinary revelations - from the unmasking of the mysterious NOI founder Fard Muhammad, who preceded Elijah Muhammad; to a hair-raising scene, conveyed in cinematic detail, of Malcolm and Minister Jeremiah X Shabazz's 1961 clandestine meeting with the KKK; to a minute-by-minute account of Malcolm X's murder at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem in 1965. Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle.
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            ISBN 9780241503034
            Released NZ 12 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Think Black: A Memoir
             

            Think Black: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ford, Clyde W.

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              7 Apr 21

            In this thought-provoking and heartbreaking memoir, an award-winning writer tells the story of his father, John Stanley Ford, the first black software engineer at IBM, revealing how racism insidiously affected his father's view of himself and their relationship.

            ISBN 9780062890573
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture

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

            By Hazareesingh, Sudhir

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            The Haitian revolution began in the French colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in November 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's first independent black republic. Touissant Louverture did more than any other to shape the course of th...is revolution- after the abolition of slavery in 1793, he became the leader of the colony's 500,000 blacks, commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. Treacherously captured by Napoleon's invading army a year later and imprisoned, he ended his days as the revolution's most eminent martyr. Louverture confronted the mighty forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperial domination, racial hierarchy and European cultural supremacy - and bent them to his implacable will. He was the world's first black superhero. Sudhir Hazareesingh draws on a wealth of archival material, much of it overlooked by previous biographers, to follow every step in Louverture's singular career, to capture his voice and the force of his personality. To a greater extent than any previous biography, Black Spartacus situates Louverture's vision and leadership not solely in the context of events in Europe and imported Enlightenment ideals, but in a world of hybrid slave culture and African and Caribbean influences.
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            ISBN 9780241293812
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
             

            World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (Hardback)

            By Nezhukumatathil, Aimee; Illustrated by Nakamura, Fumi

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            [World of Wonders] walks. It sprints. It leaps. Most importantly, the book lingers in a world where power, people, and the literal outside wrestle painfully, beautifully. --Kiese Laymon

            ISBN 9781571313652
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2020
            Publisher Milkweed Editions
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            Living While Black: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma
             

            Living While Black: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kinouani, Guilaine

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              13 Apr 21

            Based on the popular anti-racist 'Race Reflections' blog, radical psychologist Guilaine Kinouani writes the first book to look at racism - and, in particular, anti-Blackness - as a wellbeing issue.

            ISBN 9781529109436
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Just Us: An American Conversation
             

            Just Us: An American Conversation (Hardback)

            By Rankine, Claudia

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            Contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which friendships, families and communities are under strain and defensiveness and aggression alike are on the rise, enshrined in federal lawmaking and government policy. It is not alone. In such partisan conditions, how... can humans best approach one another across our differences? Taking the study of whiteness and white supremacy as a guiding light, Claudia Rankine avoids simply telling us what to do, and instead urges us to enter into the discussions which could offer the only humane pathways through this moment of division. Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, and to breach the silence, guilt and violence that follow direct acknowledgements of the role of whiteness. Rankine's questions disrupt the false comfort of spaces like the airport, the theatre, the dinner party and the voting booth, where our public and private lives intersect, and neutrality and politeness live on the surface of sometimes fundamental oppositions of commitment, belief and prejudice. This brilliant arrangement of essays, poems and images includes the voices and rebuttals of others: white men in first class responding to, and with, their white male privilege; a friend's explanation of her infuriating behaviour at a play; and women confronting the political currency of dying their hair blond, all running alongside fact-checked notes and commentary that complements Rankine's own text, complicating notions of authority and who gets the last word. Sometimes wry, often vulnerable, and always prescient, Just Us is Rankine's most intimate work, less interested in being right than in being true and being together.
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            ISBN 9780241467107
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Inside Out & Back Again
             

            Inside Out & Back Again (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lai, Thanhha

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            National Book Award Winner. Ten-year-old H has only known Saigon, but now the Vietnam War has reached her home, and she and her family are forced to flee. In America, H discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food, the strange sh...ape of its landscape, and the strength of her very own family.
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            ISBN 9780061962790
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2013
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 9-12 years
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            The Louder I Will Sing: A story of racism, riots and redemption: Winner of the 2020 Costa Biography Award

            The Louder I Will Sing: A story of racism, riots and redemption: Winner of the 2020 Costa Biography Award (Hardback)

            By Lawrence, Lee

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            A snapshot of Britain's relationship with race and racism in recent history, THE LOUDER I WILL SING is the story of Lee Lawrence's fight for justice for his mother Cherry Groce, who was paralysed as a result of police shooting her in her home - the catalyst to the 1985 Brixton ri...ots.
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            ISBN 9780751581041
            Released NZ 17 Dec 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Chokehold: Policing Black Men
             

            Chokehold: Policing Black Men (Hardback)

            By Butler, Paul

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            Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly th...e way it s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread all with the support of judges and politicians. In his no-holds-barred style, Butler, whose scholarship has been featured on 60 Minutes, uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States. For example, a white woman is ten times more likely to be raped by a white male acquaintance than be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a black man. Butler also frankly discusses the problem of black on black violence and how to keep communities safer without relying as much on police. Chokehold powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change. Butler s controversial recommendations about how to crash the system, and when it s better for a black man to plead guilty even if he s innocent are sure to be game-changers in the national debate about policing, criminal justice, and race relations.
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            ISBN 9781595589057
            Released NZ 11 Jul 2017
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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