Sankara Library Book Drive Wish List

From September 25- November 24, 2023, UWaterloo's Sankofa Network for Transformative Community Research (SNTCR), in partnership with the University of Waterloo Library, is hosting a book drive in support of the Sankara Pan-African Library in Uganda, Africa.

The Library developed a carefully curated selection of books that embody the spirit, knowledge and achievements in support of Pan-Africanism. Each book donated* represents an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a library embarking on a literary movement.

*Books can be dropped off at the entrances of the Dana Porter or Davis Centre libraries, or shipped to EC5 2816 - 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1.

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Sankara Library Wish List




The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the country Amanda Gorman Poetry,Short
Small doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use Amanda Seales Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help, Comedy
The Immortals of Meluha Amish Tripathi Fiction, Fantasy, Indian literature
Masala: Recipes from India, the Land of Spices Anita Jaisinghani Cookbook
Black women will save the world: An Anthem April Ryan Non-fiction, Memoir
Wildflower: A Memoir Aurora James Non-fiction, Memoir (Fashion)
Swahili Chic: The Feng Shui of Africa Bibi Jordan Travel
The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett Fiction, Contemporary, Historical Fiction
The Equity Myth: Radicalization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities  Carl E Jones Non-fiction, Canada, Race, Colonialism
A Dream of Africa  Camara Laye Fiction, African Literature
The Dark Child  Camara Laye Non-fiction, Memoir, Africa
The Radiance of the King  Camara Laye Fiction, African Literature
Weapons of math destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O'Neil Non-Fiction, Technology, Politics, Math
Sacred economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition Charles Eisenstien Non-fiction, Economics, History
The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Charles M. Blow Non-fiction, Race, Politics, History, Social Justice
Not an Easy Win Chrystal D. Giles Children Fiction
Black Women Writers at Work Claudia Tate (Editor) Non-fiction, Writing
The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music Craig L. Wilkins Non-fiction, Architecture, Design, Race
Who is Lebron James? (part of Who Was….? Series) Crystal Hubbard Children, History & Sports
Extending the diaspora: New Histories of Black People  Dawne Y. Curry, Darlene Clarke Hine, Eric D. Duke  Essay collections 
Brother David Chariandy Fiction, Canada, Race, Contemporary
May Be I Don't Belong Here: A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery David Harewood Non-fiction, Memoir, Mental Health
Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps to Help you Create a More Just Workplace, Home and World David Moinina Sengeh Non-fiction, Social Justice, Leadership
Towards the Abolition of Whiteness: Essays on Race, Politics and Working Class History David R. Roediger Non-fiction, History, Race, Politics
The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power Desmond Cole  Non-fiction, Canada, Race
A Map to the Door of No Return  Dionne Brand Non-fiction, poetry, memoir
No Language is Neutral  Dionne Brand Poetry, Canada, Queer
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba Ekiuwa Aire Kids Illustration
Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain Eric Chudler & Lise A. Johnson Non-fiction, Science, Neuroscience
Houseboy  Ferdinand Oyono Fiction, Classical African Literature
The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret of Sleep Guy Leschziner Non-fiction, Science, Psychology, Neuroscience
In Bibi's kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean [A Cookbook] Hawa Hassan Cookbook
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How we can Prosper Together Heather McGhee Non-fiction, Race, History, Politics
Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror Helen C. Epstein Non-Fiction, History, Africa, Politics
Sleeping with the Ancestors: How I followed the footprints of slavery Herb Frazier and Joseph McGill Jr. Autobiography, Enslaved Literature
Nigeria Jones Ibi Zoboi Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel Ibi Zoboi Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction
Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present Irene Cheng, Charles L Davis II, Mabel O Wilson Non-fiction, Race, Architecture, History
African Myths Jake Jackson Non-fiction, Mythology, Africa
Green Architecture  James Wines Non-fiction, Architecture, Sustainability
Moonrise Over New jessup Jamila Minnicks Historical Fiction, Race
Biominicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Janine M. Benyus Non-fiction, Science, Sustainability
Sport in the Black Atlantic: Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean diaspora Janelle Joseph Sports, Racism, Caribbean-Canadian 
Passion June Jordan Poetry
A Space for Race: Decoding Racism, Multiculturalism, and Post-Colonialism in the Quest for Belonging in Canada and Beyond Kathy Hogarth & Wendy L. Fletcher Non-fiction, Race, Settler colonization
Before I Let Go  Kennedy Ryan Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living Kris Bordessa Non-fiction, Sustainability, Gardening
Rootless Krystle Zara Appiah Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Ellie Engle Saves Herself Leah Johnson Children, Fiction, Queer, Fantasy
Farming while Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land Leah Penniman Non-fiction, Food, Race, Environmental Justice
Live Pain-Free: Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery Lee Albert Health and Self-help
The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI Marcus du Sautoy Non-fiction, Technology, Science, AI
Grief is love: Living with Loss Marisa Renee Lee Non-fiction, Self-help, Memoir, Psychology 
Poverty, by America  Matthew Desmond Non-fiction, Politics, History, Economics
Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World   Meredith Broussard Non-fiction, Technology, AI, Politics
More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech Meredith Broussard Non-fiction, Technology, Science, Social Justice
The light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times Michelle Obama Memoir
Exit West Mohsin Hamid Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism
Skin of the Sea Natasha Bowen Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military Neil deGrasse Tyson Non-fiction, Science, History
Devil on the Cross Ngugi wa Thiongo Fiction, Classical African Literature
Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature   Ngugi wa Thiongo Non-fiction, Africa, Politics, History
Weep Not, Child  Ngugi wa Thiongo Fiction, African Literature
The River Between  Ngugi wa Thiongo Fiction, African Literature
This is How They Tell me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race Nicole Perlroth Non-fiction, Technology, Politics
Garvey's Choice  Nikki Grimes Middle Grade, Poetry
The 1619 project: A New Origin Story Nikole Hannah-Jones Non-Fiction, essays, Poetry
Back to the Drawing Board: African-Canadian Feminisms  Njoki Nathani Wane, Katerina Delivsky and Erica Lawson  Gender studies, African-Canadian experiences
Binti: The Complete Trilogy Nnedi Okorafor Fiction, Science ction, Fantasy
Nubia: The Awakening Omar Epps and Clarance A Haynes Young Adult, Fiction
Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black community Paul Wellington Non-fiction, Architecture 
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World Pedro Domingos Non-fiction, Science, technology, AI
Mine boy  Peter Abrahams Fiction, Classical African Literature
Real Self Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness Pooja Lakshmin Non-fiction, Self-help, Mental Health, psychology 
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Richard Rothstein Non-fiction, Race, History, Politics
On Property: Policing, Prisons, and the Call for Abolition  Rinaldo Walcott Non-fiction, Politics, Race, Theory
The Long Emancipation: Moving toward Black Freedom Rinaldo Walcott Non-fiction, History, Theory
Art: A Visual History Robert Cumming Non-fiction, Art History
Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray Sabine Hossenfelder Non-fiction, Math, Physics, Science
The perfect find Tia Williams Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Black Writers Matter Whitney French & Afua Cooper Non-fiction, Canada, Essays