Don't touch my hair

ISBN:9780241308349

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Over a series of wry, informed chapters, Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We look at everything from hair capitalists like Madam C.J. Walker in the early 1900s to the rise of Shea Moisture today, from women's solidarity and friendship to 'black people time', forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids. 'Don't Touch My Hair' proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.

Format
Hardback
Published
02/05/2019
ISBN
9780241308349
Publisher
ALLEN LANE
Weight
377kg

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Both a richly researched cultural history and a voyage to empowerment. Guardian - Colin Grant A triumph! Refeshingly accessible, enlightening and thorough ... an impeccably researched journey into our Black Hair and the ideas and feelings that have surrounded it, to this day. Yrsa Daley-Ward Sensational Women's Health Pulled together with meticulous research, Don't Touch My Hair is an unmissable read by a writer who's set to become a household name Stylist - Francesca Brown The first book from one of Ireland's brightest literary talents, Don't Touch My Hair brilliantly deconstructs western views of everything from beauty to social value systems, and even to our understanding of time, all through the lens of how African cultures value hair. Hotpress Groundbreaking...Her sources are rich, diverse and sometimes heartbreaking. Some books make us feel seen and for me, that is what Don't Touch My Hair does. I would urge everyone to read it Guardian - Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff An excellent and far reaching book...a call to arms for black African culture Irish Times Dabiri's brilliant book recognises that black hair - particularly women's hair - is charged with social and racial significance Tank A powerful and arrestingly relatable account of the rich history of Afro hair that seamlessly interweaves her personal perspective with meticulously researched historical facts Metro A Rising Star of 2019 Observer A Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019 Stylist A future face of literature i-D

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