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This guide will help students doing English literature research.


Below is a selection of books available online from the University of Winnipeg Library that highlight the Black Lives Matter movement.  There is an emphasis on Canadian content.  Links will be updated as books on order are made available.  Please let me know if you'd like to add anything to the list!

Alexis André. Fifteen Dogs: an Apologue. Serpent's Tail, 2015.

Allen, Lillian. Women Do This Every Day: Selected Poems of Lillian Allen. Women's Press, 2003.

Ali, Mohamed Abdulkarim. Angry Queer Somali Boy: a Complicated Memoir. CELA, 2020.

Birnbaum, Michele. Race, Work, and Desire in American Literature. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Bitek, Juliane Okot. 100 Days. The University of Alberta Press, 2016.

Blades, Nicole. Have You Met Nora? Kensington Publishing, 2017.

Brand, Dionne, and Leslie Catherine Sanders. Fierce Departures: the Poetry of Dionne Brand. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009.

Carrington André M. Speculative Blackness: the Future of Race in Science Fiction. University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Clarke, George Elliott, and Jon Paul. Fiorentino. Blues and Bliss: the Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008.

Cobb, Keith Hamilton. American Moor. Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.

Diop, Boubacar Boris, and Fiona Mc Laughlin. Murambi, the Book of Bones. Indiana University Press, 2016.

Faust, Minister. Alchemists of Kush. Underland Press, 2019.

French, Whitney. Black Writers Matters. University of Regina Press, 2020.

Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga. Kintu. Oneworld Publications, 2018.

Moon, Spencer. Reel Black Talk: a Sourcebook of 50 American Filmmakers. Greenwood P., 1997.

Mutonji Téa. Shut up You're Pretty: Stories. CELA, 2019.

Philip, Marlene Nourbese, and Setaey Adamu. Boateng. Zong! Wesleyan University Press, 2011.

Philip, Marlene Nourbese. Blank: Essays & Interviews. BookThug, 2018.

Robinson, Cedric J., et al. An Anthropology of Marxism. Pluto Press, 2019.

Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma. Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity. University of California Press, 2005.

Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth. The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games. New York University Press, 2019.

Thompson, Ayanna. Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Vernon, Karina, et al. The Black Prairie Archives: an Anthology. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2020.

Walcott, Rinaldo. Black like Who?: Writing Black Canada. Insomniac Press, 2018.

Walcott, Rinaldo, editor. Rude : Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism. Insomniac Press, 2014.

Walker, David, et al. Reflections on Blaxploitation: Actors and Directors Speak. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

Wanzo, Rebecca Ann. The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging. New York University Press, 2020.

Whitted, Qiana. EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Williams, Roland Leander. Black Male Frames: African Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003. Syracuse University Press, 2018.

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