Suggested readings/ podcasts/ films

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Fiction books

  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.
  • Diamond Boy by Michael Williams.
  • Abela: The Girl Who Saw Lions by Berlie Doherty.
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche.
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.
  • Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche.
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
  • The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga.
  • Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.
  • Half the Sky by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
  • All the Words Unspoken – Serena Kaur Gainda
  • Queenie by Candice Carty Williams.
  • Girl,Woman,Other .
  • The Underground Railroad.: Colson Whitehead.

Non-fiction Books.

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge.
  • Why are all the Black Kids sitting together in the Cafeteria, by Beverly Daniel Tatum.
  • Feminism is for everybody – bell hooks.
  • ‘It’s Not About The Burqa’ – Edited by Mariam Khan.
  • Do Muslim Women need saving? – Lila Abu-Lughod
  • The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shukla.
  • Coconut Unlimited – Nikesh Shukla.
  • Fight like a Girl – Clementine Ford.
  • Orientalism – Edward Said.
  • LA 92.
  • Girl, Woman, Other: Bernardine Evaristo.
  • Homecoming: voices of the Windrush Generation: Colin Grant.
  • Black and British: A Forgotten History: David Olusaga.
  • Me and White Supremacy: Layla F Saad.
  • all about love, bell hooks (anything by bell hooks).


  • 13th (Netflix).
  • Harriet.
  • Moonlight.
  • Get out.
  • The Long Goodbye (youtube film, Riz Ahmed).
  • The Hate U Give


  • Melanin Millenials.
  • Ground Ego.
  • 1619.
  • Intersectionality matters.
  • Africa Yesterday

Speeches/ Spoken word.

  • ‘Aint I a woman’ by Soujourner Truth, delivered extemporaneously, by Sojourner Truth (1797–1883), born into slavery in New York State. Some time after gaining her freedom in 1827, she became a well known anti-slavery speaker.
  • ‘We Should all be Feminists’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Diary of a Pilgrim – Spoken Thiiird.
  • The Long Goodbye- Riz Ahmed.

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