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Emma Dabiri

Don't Touch My Hair

€13,95

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.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 256
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780141986289
ISBN 10: 014198628X

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Don't Touch My Hair

€13,95