Black Identity

Best books of October 2019

Autumn reads, breakout poetry and non-fiction books everyone will be talking about

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Francesca Brown
  • September's best new books
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    From poetry to feminism via memoir, thrillers and great reads, September’s books are incredible

  • August books roundup
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    The 10 new books you need for your August summer holiday

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    The best non-fiction, addictive thrillers and moving stories: July books are here

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Stormzy at Glastonbury: Why you don’t even need to like rap music to applaud his iconic set

Pretty much everybody is talking about THAT politically charged set.

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Ma 2019: Octavia Spencer’s new horror film helped her shake off this racist stereotype

The actor says she's been typecast as a "sassy black woman" for too long

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May 2019: The top 10 best books you need to read this month

These new books are here to make life that much better...

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New fiction, thinking self-help, culture, romance and beyond: April’s best new books

These are books your commute is crying out for

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Activism, anger plus fiction that sparks actual joy: March’s 10 most unmissable books

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This city has become the first to ban discrimination based on Afro hair

Grooming policies that ban twists, braids, cornrows and Afros are now against the law

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The best books for February 2019
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February 2019's biggest books to know about

The new releases set to be February's biggest bestselling books

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Plan your reading for January with 10 incredible new releases

Discover January's biggest, must-read books before everyone else

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The 10 books you need to add to your 2019 reading list

From big authors and breakout debuts to essential non-fiction, say hello to next year's biggest titles

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High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
Visible Women

The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympic Games – but her hometown’s white mayor still refused to shake her hand.

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“Why we launched the UK’s only festival for black women and girls”

Stylist’s Women of the Week are Paula Akpan and Nicole Crentsil, the founders of Black Girl Fest.

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Retreat: a short story by Sareeta Domingo

This soul-soothing story is exactly what you need to read today

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Teen activists recreate famous film posters with black leads

Harry Potter, James Bond and Bridget Jones all got the recasting treatment

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Are black girls being forced to grow up too fast?

A study has shown that black girls as young as five are seen as more adult than their white peers

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Kemi Alemoru
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Viral photo series captures what it truly means to be black and Muslim

The photo series captures “the most resilient people in the world"

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All About Afro: untangling the politics of black hair

"My naturally curly Afro hair has always played a role in defining my own feminine beauty."

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