Non-fiction recommendations for Black History Month

By Viking Books UK

Non-fiction recommendations for Black History Month

By Viking Books UK

To mark Black History Month, we have selected a list of non-fiction books published by Penguin General that share the stories and diverse legacies of Black authors both in the UK and worldwide. 

Becoming: The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

Michelle Obama

£12.99 £12.34

Warm, wise, and revelatory, this is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations -- and whose story inspires us to do the same.⁠

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African descent

Various Authors

£20.00 £19.00

A glorious portrayal of the richness, range and diversity of African women's voices, bringing together their achievements across a wealth of genres. ⁠

A Promised Land

Barack Obama

£35.00 £33.25

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.⁠

How to Stay Safe Online: A digital self-care toolkit for developing resilience and allyship

Seyi Akiwowo

£10.99 £10.44

A powerful, comprehensive guide to spotting, responding to and proactively defending yourself from online abuse - and learning how to be a good ally to those experiencing it.⁠

My Fathers' Daughter

Hannah Azieb Pool

£9.99 £9.49

Part of the Black Britain: Writing Back series, this intimate memoir takes us on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery as she travels to Eritrea to uncover her own story.⁠

An Autobiography

Angela Y. Davis


Told with warmth, brilliance, humour, and conviction, it is an unforgettable account of a life committed to activism and radical change.

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