Books, pamphlets & multimedia

Materials produced by the IRR and other publications distributed by the IRR.

January 1, 1982

Roots of Racism

The first book in  a series which covers Europe’s early contacts with black people and the factors that fuelled the original drive  for conquest. From the initial dominance of the Spanish and Portuguese, it traces the establishment of a worldwide colonial system and how that in turn fed Europe’s economic development – in particular through the industrial revolution.

January 1, 1982

A different hunger: writings on black resistance (out of print)

A seminal collection of essays on racism and black resistance from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.

January 1, 1981

Southall: the birth of a black community

On 23 April 1979, a whole community took to the streets to protest at the invasion of its town by the fascists.