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Essential Reading

Education is a key part of being an Ally, and the best way to do that is to read. Below are a number of Fiction and Non-Fiction books you can start with.



“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” - Maya Angelou


  1. Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo

  2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

  3. I Know why the caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

  4. The Hate U give - Angie Thomas

  5. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  6. The Color Purple - Alice Walker


  1. Your silence will not protect you - Audre Lorde

  2. Why being black feels so overwhelming right now - Gabriella Effie Forson (Powerful Essay)

  3. Why I'm no longer talking about race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

  4. Natives: Race and Class int he Ruins of Empire - Akala

  5. Black and British: A Forgotten History - David Olusoga

  6. New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent - Edited by Margaret Busby

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” - Martin Luther King Jr

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