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Liberating CityLibrary

Help us to improve the diversity of our collections

Based on your suggestions we hope to increase the range of books in the library written by people from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background, books by and about LGBTQI+ people and titles which recognise overlapping identities and experiences such as gender, class, sexuality and disability.

To get involved all you need to do is complete our online form and if the requested book costs less than £60 and there are no copies in stock, your order will be placed within five working days.

If you have any questions about Liberating CityLibrary please email library@city.ac.uk.

All items purchased for Liberating CityLibrary can be discovered in CityLibrary Search using the search term 'LiberatingCity'.

Browsing the Liberating CityLibrary collection

We have added all purchased recommendations to a Liberating CityLibrary Reading List

Highlights from the collections are displayed below. Select the book title graphic to connect to CityLibrary Search to view the book details, availability and e-book access links.


Fiction

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche in CityLibrary Search.

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah in CityLibrary Search.

Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

Happy Families by Julie Ma in CityLibrary Search.

Happy Families

Julie Ma.

George by Alex Gino in CityLibrary Search

George

Alex Gino.

A Horse Named Sorrow by Trebor Healey in CityLibrary Search.

A Horse Named Sorrow

Trebor Healey.

My Tender Matador by Pedro Lemebel in CityLibrary Search.

My Tender Matador

Pedro Lemebel.

Tiny Pieces of Skull by Roz Kaveney in CityLibrary Search.

Tiny Pieces of Skull

Roz Kaveney.

Nevada by Imogen Binnie in CityLibrary Search.

Nevada

Imogen Binnie.

An Arrow's Flight by Mark Merlis in CityLibrary Search.

An Arrow's Flight

Mark Merlis.


Race and identity

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi in CityLibrary Search.

How to be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

Me and white supremacy by Layla Saad.

Me and white supremacy

Layla Saad.

The Color of Law in CityLibrary Search.

The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein.

Brit(ish) in CityLibrary Search

Brit(ish)

Afua Hirsch

Divided Sisters in CityLibrary Search.

Divided Sisters

Midge Wilson.

So you want to talk about race in CityLibrary Search.

So you want to talk about race.

Ijeoma Oluo.

Where Are All the Librarians of Color? in CityLibrary Search.

Where Are All the Librarians of Color?

 Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juarez.

Navigating institutional racism in British Universities by Katy P. Sian in CityLibrary Search

Navigating institutional racism in British Universities

Katy P. Sian

The Anger Gap in CityLibrary Search.

The Anger Gap: How race shapes emotion in politics

Davin L. Phoenix

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race in CityLibrary Search.

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge.

The Power of Privilege: How white people can challenge racism by June Sarpong.

The Power of Privilege: How white people can challenge racism

June Sarpong.

Empire's endgame: racism and the British state in CityLibrary Search.

Empire's endgame: Racism and the British State

Adam Elliott-Cooper, Gargi Bhattacharyya and Sita Balani.

Stamped from the beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America in CityLibrary Search

Stamped from the beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi.

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth in CityLibrary Search.

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Julia Chinyere Oparah and Alicia D. Bonaparte.


Decolonisation

Towards Decolonising the University in CityLibrary Search.

Towards decolonising the university: a kaleidoscope for empowered action

Decolonise University of Kent Collective

 

Decolonisation in universities: the politics of knowledge in CityLibrary Search.

Decolonisation in universities: the politics of knowledge.

Edited by Jonathan D. Jansen

Beyond the doctrine of man: decolonial visions of the human in CityLibrary Search.

Beyond the doctrine of man: decolonial visions of the human

Edited by Joseph Drexler-Dreis and Kristien Justaert.


LGBTQI+ Lives

Queer Between the Covers in CityLibrary Search.

Queer Between the Covers

Edited by Leila Kassir and Richard Espley.

Glitter Up the Dark, Sasha Geffen in CityLibrary Search.

Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary

Sasha Geffen.

The global trajectories of queerness in CityLibrary Search

The global trajectories of queerness: re-thinking same-sex politics in the Global South.

Edited by Ashley Tellis and Sruti Bala.

Transgender Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care by Benjamin Vincent.

Transgender Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care

by Benjamin Vincent.

The Glamour Boys in CityLibrary Search

The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels who Fought for Britain to Defeat Hitler

Chris Bryant.

Firebird: A Memoir in CityLibrary Search.

Firebird: A Memoir

Mark Doty.

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib.

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir

Samra Habib.

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe in CityLibrary Search

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

John Boswell.

Out of time: the queer politics of postcoloniality in CityLibrary Search

Out of time: the queer politics of postcoloniality

Rahul Rao.

Plebeian prose in CityLibrary Search.

Plebeian prose

NeĢstor Perlongher and Frances Riddle.


Challenging ableism

The Minor Gesture by Erin Manning in CityLibrary Search.

The Minor Gesture

Erin Manning

Madness and the demand for recognition in CityLibrary Search.

Madness and the demand for recognition: a philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism

Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed

Haben the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, in CityLibrary Search

Haben the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law : a memoir

Haben Girma

Face it: facial disfigurement and my fight for Face Equality in CityLibrary Search.

Face it: facial disfigurement and my fight for Face Equality

James Partridge