Nonfiction by Black authors we love!

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Black Pepper

Teju Cole

A profound book of essays from a celebrated master of the form.“Darkness is not empty,” writes Teju Cole in Black Paper, a book that meditates...

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Sissy Insurgencies

Marlon B. Ross

In Sissy Insurgencies Marlon B. Ross focuses on the figure of the sissy in order to rethink how Americans have imagined, articulated, and negotiated manhood and...

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Abolition. Feminism. Now.

Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners

As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment — halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest...

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Fear of Black Consciousness

Lewis R. Gordon

Lewis R. Gordon's Fear of Black Consciousness is a groundbreaking account of Black consciousness by a leading philosopherIn this original and penetrating work, Lewis...

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On Property

Rinaldo Walcott

From plantation rebellion to prison labour's super-exploitation, Walcott examines the relationship between policing and property. That a man can lose his life for passing...

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Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?

Jesse McCarthy

Ranging from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s case for reparations to Toni Morrison’s revolutionary humanism to D’Angelo’s simmering blend of R&B and racial justice, Jesse McCarthy’s bracing...

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A Little Devil in America

Hanif Abdurraqib

A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain“Whether heralding unsung entertainers or reexamining legends,...

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An Abolitionist's Handbook

Patrisse Cullors

In AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK, Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. Filled with relatable...

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All About Love

bell hooks

THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER "LOVE SONG TO THE NATION"“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . ....

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We Do This 'Til We Free Us

Mariame Kaba

New York Times Bestseller“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets...

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Undrowned

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic...

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Pleasure Activism

How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle...

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Hood Feminism

Mikki Kendall

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time   “A rousing call to action... It should be required...

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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Angela Y. Davis

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholarAngela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression...

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Holding Change

adrienne maree Brown

In our complex world, facilitation and mediation skills are as important for individuals as they are for organizations. How do we practice them in...

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Policing Black Lives

Robyn Maynard

Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons,...

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Caste

Isabel Wilkerson

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today...

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Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the...

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The Hanging Of Angelique

Afua Cooper

Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a...

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How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our...

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Just Us

Claudia Rankine

Now in paperback, Claudia Rankine’s “skyscraper in the literature on racism” (Christian Science Monitor)InJust Us, Claudia Rankine invites us into a necessary conversation about...

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The Skin We're In

Desmond Cole

A bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada's most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We're In will spark a...

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Out of the Sun

Esi Edugyan

An insightful exploration and moving meditation on identity, art, and belonging from one of the most celebrated writers of the last decade.  What happens...

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