Don't Touch My Hair
Emma Dabiri Penguin Books Limited, 2 May 2019 - Social Science - 256 pages This book is about why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a...
Author : Emma Dabiri
Genre :International nonfiction
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.