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Rezistans Nwa Book List

This is by no means an exhaustive list; it’s books we’ve read, and would recommend. We are always open for suggestions.

Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (Lenin, V. I.)
Essays by Ricardo Flores Magon
Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral (Manji + Fletcher)
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Rodney, W.)
The Black Jacobins (James, C.L.R)
A History of Pan-African Revolt (James, C.L.R)
Neo-Colonialism (Nkrumah, K.)
An Anthropology of Marxism (Robinson, C.)
Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism (Maingot, A.)
Towards Colonial Freedom (Nkrumah)
Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games (Walberg, E.)
Our History is the Future (Estes, N.)
To Kill a Nation (Parenti, M.)
Against Empire (Parenti, M.)
NATO’s Secret Armies (Ganser, D.)
Culture and Imperialism (Said, E.)

Black Womanism
Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought (Guy-Sheftall,B.)
The Womanist Reader ; The Womanist Idea (Phillips,L.)
The Global Women’s Movement: Origins, Issues, & Strategies (Antrobus,P.)
Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (Geneva Cannon,K. et.al.)
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing; We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting(Walker,A.)
Living by the Word: Selected Writings 1973-1987 (Walker, A.)

Black Radicalism
Assata: An Autobiography (Shakur, A.)
Women, Race, and Class (Davis, A.)
Black Against Empire (Bloom, J., Martin, W.)
Black Bolshevik (Haywood, H.)
Black Like Mao (Kelley, R.D.G., Esch, B.)
Negroes With Guns (Williams, R)
Confronting Black Jacobins (Horne, G.)
Revolutionary Suicide (Dr. Huey P. Newton)
War Against The Panthers (Dr. Huey P. Newton)
Black Marxism (Robinson, C.)
The War Before (Bukari, S.)
Ready For Revolution (Ture, K.)
How We Get Free (Taylor, K.)

Black Feminism
Private Politics and Public Voices: (Brown, N.)
Sisters in the Struggle: (Collier-Thomas, B., and Franklin,V. P. eds.)
Black Feminist Thought (Hill Collins, P.)
A Voice From the South (Cooper, A. J.)
Mapping the Margins:Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color (Crenshaw, K.)
Women, Race, & Class (Davis, A.)
Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells (Giddings, P.)
The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America (Giddings, P.)
Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought (Guy-Shefthall, B.)
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America (Harris-Perry, M.)
Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (hooks, b.)
Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (hooks, b.)
Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War (Hunter, T.)
Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women’s Studies (James, Stanlie M., Smith Foster,F. and Guy-Sheftall,B. eds.)
Some of Us Did Not Die (Jordan, J.)
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Lorde, A.)
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (Lorde, A.)
Twice As Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power (Marby, M.)
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down (Morgan, J.)
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Ransby, B.)
Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women (Richie, B.)
For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf (Shange, N.)
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Theoharis, J.)

Pan-Africanism
Consciencism (Nkrumah, K.)
Unity and Struggle (Cabral, A.)
Return to the Source (Cabral, A.)
In Nobody’s Backyard (Bishop, M.)
Pan Africanism, a History (Adi, H)
Pan Africanism And Communism (Adi, H)
Black Power in South Africa (Gerhart, G.)

Prison Literature
Abolition Democracy (Davis, A.)
The Classroom And The Cell (Lamont, M.)
Still Black, Still Strong (Wahad, D.)
Blood In My Eye (Jackson, G.)
Golden Gulag (Gilmore, R.)
Carceral Capitalism (Wang, J.)
We Want Freedom (Jamal, M.)
Are prisons obsolete (Davis, A.)
Blood in the water (Thompson, H.)
The End Of Policing (Vital, A.)
If They Come In The Morning (Davis, A.)
Soledad Brother (Jackson, G.)

Economics
Capital (Marx, K.)
The Accumulation of Capital (Luxemburg, R.)
Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Piketty, T.)

Decolonization
Discourse on Colonialism (Cesaire, A.)
The Wretched of the Earth (Fanon, F.)
Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition
(Coulthard, G.)

Eco-Imperialism
Ecological Imperialism (Crosby, A.W.)
The Population Bomb (Ehrlich, Paul R.) (
On Fire (Klein, N.)

Social Behaviours/Structures
African Anarchism (Mbah, S.)
Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture
God and the State (Bakunin, M.)
Forms of Capital (Bordieu, P.)
The Struggle Against the State, and Other Essays (Makhno, N.)
Ujamaa (Nyerere, J.)
Ujamaa - Socialism from Above (Boesen, J., Madsen, B.S., Moody, T.)
Social Dominance (Sidanius, J., Pratto, F.)
Critical Race Theory (Crenshaw et. al.)

Geopolitics
A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Harvey, D.)
The Clash of Civilizations? (Huntington, S.P.)
The End of History? (Fukuyama, F.)
Orientalism (Said, E.W.)
A Shadow Over Palestine (Feldman, K.)

Labour
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (Du Bois, W.E.B.)
Black Americans and Organized Labor (Moreno, Paul D.)
Capitalism & Slavery (Williams, E)
Hammer And Hoe (Kelley, R.D.G)
Detroit: I Do Mind Dying (Surkin, M.)

Anti-Racism & White Supremacy
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (Du Bois, W.E.B.)
The Wages of Whiteness (Roediger, D. R.)
Ontological Terror (Warren, Calvin L.)
Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past (Roediger, D.)
Identity Politics and Class Struggle (Kelly, Robin D.G.)
Scenes Of Subjection (Hartman, S.)
Black Skin, White Masks (Fanon, F.)
Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Freire, P.)
The Man-Not (Curry, T.)
Killing the Black Body (Roberts, D.)
The Condemnation of Blackness (Muhammad K)

Media & Communications
K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016)
Capitalist Realism (Fisher, M.)
Manufacturing Consent (Chomsky, N.)
On Bullshit (Frankfurt, H.)
The Culture Struggle (Parenti, M.)

Theory/Collections
The Marx-Engels Reader
Selections from the Prison Notebooks (Gramsci)
The Communist Manifesto (Marx & Engels)
The Huey P. Newton Reader
Society of the Spectacle (Debord, G.)
The Conquest of Bread (Kropotkin, P.)
Anarchism and Other Essays (Goldman, E.)
Dialectical and Historical Materialism (Stalin, J.V.)
Foundations of Leninism (Stalin, J.V.)
Reform or Revolution (Luxemburg, R.)

History
Postwar (Judt, T.)
A People’s History of the World (Harman, C.)
Silencing The Past (Trouillot, M-R.)
The Counter-Revolution of 1776 (Horne, G.)
The Deepest South (Horne, G.)
The Russian Revolution, A View From the Third World (Rodney, W.)

Novels/Poetry/Screenplays
The System of Dante’s Hell (Baraka, A.)