Don't Touch My Hair

Don't Touch My Hair

Non-Fiction, Education, History & Politics, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Sociology
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2020
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Synopsis

'Groundbreaking ... a scintillating, intellectual investigation into black women and the very serious business of our hair, as it pertains to race, gender, social codes, tradition, culture, cosmology, maths, politics, philosophy and history' - Bernardine Evaristo From women's solidarity and friendship to forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids, the scope of black hairstyling ranges from pop culture to cosmology, from prehistoric times to the (afro)futuristic. Uncovering sophisticated indigenous mathematical systems in black hairstyles, alongside styles that served as secret intelligence networks leading enslaved Africans to freedom, 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141986289
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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Don't Touch My Hair
An important read
‘Strand by strand, the past is weaved skilfully together with the present’. As someone with Type 1B blonde hair, Don’t Touch my Hair was an eye-opening an... READ MORE
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