Great Black Writing: Classic & Contemporary

Here are some of our team's favourite books by Black writers, a list we gathered for Black History Month - we've included histories of course, but also novels, poetry, memoir and more, a tiny snapshot of the extraordinary work of Black writers that are a gift to us readers.

If you are interested in anti-racism and challenging white supremacy have a wee look around our anti-racism category!

This Black History Month take the time to engage with Scotland's Black History and celebrate Black voices, creatives, and businesses- there's a lot listed on the Black History Month website HERE.

We highly HIGHLY recommend the brilliant Lisa Williams' Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh, which runs year round (and follow her on Instagram: @caribscot &
Twitter: @edincarib!).