Non-fiction

Writers of historical and contemporary non-fiction books.

  • Abegoke, Yomi. & Uviebinené, Elizabeth. (2018), Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, Fourth Estate
  • Adi, Hakim. (1998) West Africans in Britain, Lawrence & Wishart
  • Adiaye, Natreema. (2015) Melanin Monologues: A Black British Perspective, The Wordsmiths Workshop Limited
  • Akala. (2018) Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, Hodder and Stoughton  (Unfiltered with James O’Brien #32 - filmed discussion)
  • Andrews, Kehinde. (2019) Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century, Zed Books
  • Bauer, Shane (2018) American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment, Penguin books
  • Blackmon, Douglas A. (2009) Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Anchor Books
  • Bland, Lucy. (2019) Britain's 'Brown Babies': The Stories of Children Born to Black GIs and White Women in the Second World War, Manchester University Press (online podcast by Lucy Bland)
  • Boakye, Jeffrey. (2019) Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored, Dialogue Books
  • Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo (2017), Racism without Racists, Rowman & Littlefield
  • Bourne, Stephen. (2012) The Motherland Calls: Britain’s Black Servicemen and Women, 1939-1945, The History Press
  • Bourne, Stephen. (2014) Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War, The History Press
  • Bundock, Michael. (2015) The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir, Yale University Press
  • Carretta, Vincent. (2005) Equiano the African: Biography of a Self-made Man, University of Georgia Press
  • Chambers, Eddie. (2014) Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950, I.B.Tauris
  • Chater, Kathleen. (2009) Untold Histories: Black People in England…c.1660-1807, Manchester University Press.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. (2015) Between the World and me, Text Publishing Company
  • Costello, Ray. (2012) Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships, Liverpool University Press
  • Costello, Ray. (2015) Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War, Liverpool University Press
  • Dabiri, Emma. (2019) Don't Touch My Hair, Allen Lane
  • Dabydeen, David, et. al, (eds), (2007) The Oxford Companion to British Black History, OUP.
  • Dass, Surjan K. (2020) Black People Invented Everything: The History of Indigenous Creativity, Supreme Design Publishing
  • Draper, Christopher. & Lawson-Reay, John. (2012) Scandal at Congo House: William Hughes and the African Training Institute, Colwyn Bay
  • Dresser, Madge. & Hann, Andrew.(eds.), (2013) Slavery and the British Country House, English Heritage
  • Eltis, David. & Richardson, David. (2015) Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Yale University Press
  • Eshun, Ekow. (8th August 2017) Soon Comes Night, an essay and memoir
  • Fryer, Peter. (1994) Staying Power, Pluto Press
  • Gaine, Chris. (2005) We're All White Thanks: The Persisting Myth About 'White' Schools, Trentham Books
  • Gerzina, Gretchen. (ed) (2003) Black Victorians/Black Victoriana, Rutgers University Press
  • Gerzina, Gretchen H. editor, (2020) Britain’s Black Past, Liverpool University
    Press
  • Gilroy, Paul. (2011) Black Britain: A Photographic History, Saqi Books
  • Gopal, Priyamvada. (2019) Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, Verso
  • Green, Jeffrey. (1998) Black Edwardians, Frank Cass
  • Green, Jeffrey. (2018) Black Americans in Victorian Britain, Pen & Sword History
  • Hervieux, Linda. (2016) Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War, Harper Collins
  • Hirsch, Afua. (2018) Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, Vintage
  • Hochschild, Adam. (2005) Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery, Macmillan
  • Inikori, Joseph E. (2002) Africans & the Industrial Revolution in England, Cambridge University Press
  • Johnson, Mark. (2014) Caribbean Volunteers at War, Pen & Sword Aviation
  • Jones, Danell. (2018) An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A. B. C. Merriman-Labor, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
  • Kaufmann, Miranda. (2017) Black Tudors: The Untold Story, Oneworld
  • Lindfors, Bernth. (2018) The Theatrical Career of Samuel Morgan Smith, Africa World Press
  • Lyndon ,Dan. & Spafford, Martin. (2018) OCR SHP: Migrants to Britain c1250 to Present, Hodder Education
  • Mohamud, Abdul. & Whitburn, Robin. (2017) AQA GCSE History: Migration, Empires and the People, Hodder Education
  • Murray, Robert N. (1996) Lest We Forget: The Experiences of World War II West Indian Ex-service Personnel, Hansib
  • Newsinger, John. (2006) The Blood Never Dried; A People’s History of the British Empire, Bookmarks Publications
  • Nubia, Onyeka. (2019) Englands Other Country Men: Blackness in Tudor Society (Blackness in Britain), Zed Books
  • Odumosu, Temi. (2018) Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes White Humour (link to online review)
  • Olusoga, David. (2014) The World’s War, Head of Zeus
  • Olusoga, David. (2017) Black and British: A Forgotten History, Pan
  • Onyeka. (2013) Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins, Narrative Eye Ltd
  • Owusu, Derek. Safe. (2019) On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, Trapeze
  • Phillips, Tom (2010) African Goldweights: Miniature Sculptures from Ghana 1400 - 1900, Hansjörg Mayer
  • Pitts, Johny. (2019) Afropean: Notes from Black Europe, Allen Lane (website with short film)
  • Saini, Angela. (2019) Superior: The Return of Race Science, Fourth Estate
  • Sertima, Ivan Van (2003) They Came Before Columbus - The African Presence in Ancient America, Random House
  • Stratton, Jon. (2014) Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945, Ashgate
  • Sherwood, Marika. (2019) Kwame Nkrumah and the Dawn of the Cold War: The West African National Secretariat, 1945-48. Pluto Press
  • Sherwood, Marika. (1982) The British Honduras Forestry Unit in Scotland 1941-43, One Caribbean (O.C.) Publishers
  • Sissay, Lemn (2019) My Name Is Why, Canongate Books
  • Talburt, Tony. (2017) Andrew Watson: the World's First Black Football Superstar, Hansib
  • Thomas, Hugh. (1997). The Slave Trade, Picador
  • Walker, Robin. (2011) When We Ruled: The Ancient and Medieval History of Black Civilisations, AFDJ
    (presentation on YouTube)
  • Williams, Chancellor. (1987) The destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500BC to 2000AD, Third World Press (audio book on YouTube)
  • Williams, Eric (2013) British Capitalism & British Slavery, Diasporic Africa Press
  • Wood, Marcus. (2000) Blind Memory: Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America, 1780-1865
  • Zephaniah, Benjamin. (2001) Too Black, Too Strong, Bloodaxe Books

Fiction

Writers of African descent and who write about Black presence in books of fiction.

  • Aboulela, Leila - Sudanese
  • Achebe, Chinua - Nigerian
  • Adébáyò, Ayòbámi - Nigerian
  • Adeyemi, Tomi - Nigerian/American
  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi - Nigerian
  • Allen, Candace - American
  • Ama Ata, Aidoo - Ghanaian
  • Arimah, Lesley Nneka - Nigerian/British
  • Blackman, Malorie - British/Barbados
  • Bulawayo, NoViolet - Zimbabwe
  • Busby, Margaret - British/Ghanaian
  • Butler, Octavia - American
  • Carty-Williams, Candice - Jamaican/Indian
  • Clemmons, Zinzi - American
  • Coelho, Joseph - British
  • Condé, Maryse - Guadeloupe
  • Emecheta, Buchi - Nigerian /British
  • Evans, Diane - British /Nigerian
  • Evaristo, Bernardine - British/Nigerian
  • Forna, Aminatta - Scottish/Sierra Leone
  • Gyasi, Yaa - Ghanaian/American
  • Haley, Alex - American
  • Head, Bessie - South African/Botswana
  • Hill, Lawrence - American
  • Johnson, Catherine - Jamaican/Welsh/British
  • Koomson, Dorothy - British/Ghanaian
  • Lawrence, Patrice - Italian/Trinidadian
  • Levy, Andrea - Jamaican/British
  • Locke, Attica - American
  • Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga - Uganda
  • Marshall, Paule - American
  • Mengiste, Maaza - American/Ethiopia
  • Mitchell Dreda Say - British/Grenadian
  • Mohamed, Nadifa - Somali/British
  • Morrison, Toni - American
  • Neale Hurston, Zora - American
  • Okojie, Irenosen – British/Nigerian
  • Okorafor, Nnedi - Nigerian/American
  • Okri, Ben - Nigerian
  • Onuzo, Chibundu - Nigerian
  • Philips, Caryl - St Kittitians/British
  • Reynolds, Desiree - British/Jamaican
  • Reynolds, Jason - American
  • Senna, Danzy - American
  • Soueif, Ahdaf - Egyptian
  • Thomas, Angie - American
  • Walker, Alice - American
  • Ward, Jesmyn - American
  • Wheatle, Alex - Jamican/British
  • Wicomb, Zoë - South African/Scottish
  • Wright, Richard - American

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