|Selected Bibliography of
Black & Asian British History
at the British Library
Edition December 2013, compiled by Andy Simons, curator of UK non-literary publications, from 1914 to the present, c/o Printed Historical Collections ► firstname.lastname@example.org
This is intended as a guide to research. It could not be complete, but additions are welcome.
An effort has been made to include religious publications if they are also political in nature.
This list is mainly of monographs but note that the periodicals are at the end.
Literary criticism is included, but works of fiction and poetry are not.
All publishers are based in London unless noted otherwise.
British Library shelf marks are included.
Relevant journals are noted but individual articles within them are not. Keep in mind that numerous journal and newspaper articles are within mainstream (not specifically Black or Asian) titles, and these can be searched on-site in St. Pancras, using the Library’s many subscription-based electronic resources.
Researchers should investigate these further repositories:
Black Cultural Archives
1 Othello Close
London SE11 4RE
The Bishopsgate Institute
London EC2M 4QH
Of special note is the Bernie Grant Archive, the personal papers of the late Tottenham MP, also held at : Middlesex University
Cat Hill Campus
Barnet EN4 8HT
see : www.berniegrantarchive.org.uk .
The Black History Collection – Institute of Race Relations
2-6 Leeke Street, London WC1X 9HS
Contact: Rebecca Wood - rebecca @ irr.org.uk 020-7837-0041
Including numerous rare titles such as Freedom News, Magnet – Voice of the Afro-Caribbean Peoples, Bradford Black, Uhuru Nottingham, Black Chat Leicester, Manchester Black Voice, Black Dimension, etc.
Black Caribbean Community Archives
at The London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB
Especially notable are the Eric & Jessica Huntley Archives consists of the Bogle-L’Ouvreture Press Archives, 1952-2008, the Hansib Publications Archive, records of parish residence, the slave trade, London education, the Notting Hill Carnival, etc. .
The London School of Economics (LSE) Library
10 Portugal Street
London WC2A 2HD
020 7955 7229 email@example.com
Note : LSE hold an axtensive political pamphlets collection and, by July 2013, will be the custodians of The Women’s Library, formerly with London Metropolitan University.
The National Archives
Surrey TW9 4DU
Of special note :
Mandy Barton : Administering the Empire, 1801-1968 – A Guide to the Records of the Colonial Office
Guy Grannum : Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors (Bloomsbury, 3rd ed., 2012)
The George Padmore Institute
76 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN
020 7272 8915
The GPI has the personal papers of academic Anne Walmsley relating to the Caribbean Arts Movement, 1966-1972 her papers on Caribbean literature are held at the University of Sussex Library and John La Rose New Beacon. The La Rose materials are being catalogued in a project due to finish in 2015.
►See also the Caribbean Migration Histories Timeline on the ‘Moving Here’ website :
www.movinghere.org.uk/ galleries/histories/caribbean/ caribbean.htm
Archive of BBC Caribbean broadcasts, 1998-2011 totalling more than 3,000 hours of programming, have been donated to the University of the West Indies (www.uwi.edu).
Centerprise Bookshop (Dalston, London E8) closed down by Hackney Council in 2012.
Website resources :
The Black Presence in Britain – www.blackpresence.co.uk
Chronicleworld’s Archives – www.chronicleworld.org
Note : This website generally concerns people of African descent in Britain but also has items about Chinese and South Asian British, and rare images.
Note also the most complete bibliography on British Fascism, available via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muhammad Yusuf Abbasi
London Muslim League, 1908-1928: An Historical Study
Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, 1988
British Islam : The Road to Radicalism
Cambridge University Press, 2009
Islamic Political Radicalism : A European Perspective
Edinburgh University Press, 2007
YK.2008.a.2846 and m07/16140 DSC
Tahir Abbas, Yahya Birt, Hamza Yusef Hanson, H.A. Hellyer, and Aftab Ahmad Malik
The State We Are In : Identity, Terror, and the Law of Jihad [British Muslims]
Amal Press, 2006
Muslim Britain : Communities Under Pressure
Zed Books, 2005
The Education of British South Asians : Ethnicity, Capital, and Class Structure
Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
YC.2006.a.2349 and m04/30098 DSC
Tahir Abbas and Frank Reeves
Immigration and Race Relations : Sociological Theory and John Rex
IB Tauris, 2007
British Arabs: How They Perceive Life in the UK
Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding / CAABU, 2000
DSC [No 64] 2943.692000
William Ackah and Mark Christian
Black Organisation and Identity in Liverpool : A Local, National, and Global Perspective
Charles Wooten College Press, 1997
Sir Richard Acland, Vera Brittain, G. D. H. [George Douglas Howard] Cole, Victor Gollancz, Augustus John, Ethel Mannin, James Maxton, J. B. Priestley, etc.
Against Race Hatred and for a Socialist Peace [manifesto]
Caroline Adams, ed.
Across Seven Seas and Thirteen Rivers – Life Stories of Pioneer Sylhetti Settlers in Britain
THAP, 1987 [Bangledeshi]
YC.1998.a.6832, ORW.1989.a.308, 88/03554, and HUS 920.00923
Hakim Adi [see also works with Marika Sherwood]
Nelson Mandela: Father of Freedom
Hodder Wayland, 2000
West Africans in Britain, 1900-1960: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism
Lawrence & Wishart, 1998
The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain
Hove: Wayland, 1995
Hove: Wayland, 1994
The Dynamics of ‘Race’ and Gender : Some Feminist Interventions
Taylor & Francis, 1994
YC.1994.b.4619 and 94/12666 DSC
Hate Crime and the City
Bristol: Policy Press, 2008
YC.2009.a.14 and m08/28471
Paul Aganski and David Mason
Ethnicity, Equality of Opportunity and the British National Health Service
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002
YC.2006.a.11661 and m02/19882 DSC
Paul Iganski, ed., with Elizabeth Burney
The Hate Debate : Should Hate be Punished as a Crime?
YC.2002.a.11988 and m03/12825 DSC
Recruiting Minority Ethnic Groups into Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Visiting
English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, 1998
Modern Traditions? British Muslim Women, Higher Education, and Identities
PhD Thesis, University of Bristol, 2006
Politics and Art in the Novels of Ngugi wa Thiong’o and George Lamming
PhD dissertation, A Comparative Approach, 1989
Locating Class in Multicultural Britain : A Materialist Reading of Some Contemporary British Asian and South Asian Texts
PhD thesis, Nottingham Trent University, 2005
Available as electronic resource via ETHOS system.
Walking a Tightrope: New Writing from Asian Britain
Sameera T. Ahmed
Young British Muslims: Social Space and Active Identity
PhD Thesis, University of Leicester, 2003
Olutoyin Pamela Akinjobi
Herstory : Migration Stories of African Women in Ireland
Dublin : AkiDwa, 2006
Emmanuel K Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr, eds, with numerous contributors
Dictionary of African Biography
vol. 1 - YC.2012.b.314
vol. 2 - YC.2012.b.315
vol. 3 - YC.2012.b.316
vol. 4 - YC.2012.b.317
vol. 5 - YC.2012.b.318
vol. 6 - YC.2012.b.319
M.Y. Alam, ed.
Made in Bradford [oral histories]
Pontrefract : Route / Joseph Rountree Foundation, 2006
Frederick Luis Aldama
Postethnic Narrative Criticism: Magicorealism in Oscar ‘Zeta’ Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie
Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2003