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Module Reading List

Race, Writing and Decolonization, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Brendon Nicholls
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Texts for Purchase

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (1970)

Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River (1993)   

Dionne Brand, At the Full and Change of the Moon (2000)    

K. Sello Duiker, Thirteen Cents (2001)

Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (2014)   

Please Note It is important to have copies of ALL of the texts before the classes begin. However, the library may have digital versions and you may wish to check this. The order of book titles listed above is NOT the order of the lectures and seminars.

We no longer have a Blackwells opposite the University. For new books, any online retailer, such as Amazon, Waterstones etc., should be able to assist. If you wish to source secondhand copies, very helpful resources are and Ebay. Bookfinder is a worldwide database of new and secondhand books. Some UK charity shops have online lists of books in stock.

Texts for Downloading (available on Minerva or elsewhere)

Essays by key critical thinkers on race

Poems from key Black British, African-American, Caribbean and South African poets.

These materials will be on Minerva, the web, or accessible via  

This list was last updated on 03/02/2022