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'Groundbreaking, rich, heartbreaking . . . a highly charged history' Guardian Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'just hair'. This book is about why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a blueprint for decolonisation. Over a series of wry, informed essays, 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 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. 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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Emma Dabiri
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2019-05-02
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141986296

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An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair. It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle, and in space, she's chased by a mermaid, monkeys, and poked by aliens...until, finally, Aria has had enough! Author-illustrator Sharee Miller takes the tradition of appreciation of black hair to a new, fresh, level as she doesn't seek to convince or remind young readers that their curls are beautiful--she simply acknowledges black beauty while telling a fun, imaginative story.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Sharee Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release: 2018-12-04
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780316484084

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The deluxe eBook edition of stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson’s You Can’t Touch My Hair brings Phoebe’s hilarious voice off the page, directly into your eyes and ears. This enhanced edition features exclusive video footage with cameos by some of Phoebe’s comedy besties, plus more than an hour of audio where Phoebe talks regrettable crushes from the 90s, advice she wishes someone had given her as a teenager, the influence of RuPaul, and much more. Delivered in her signature style, Phoebe serves laughter and levity alongside more serious topics at rapid-fire speeds, topped—as always—with pop culture references for days. A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn’t that . . . white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it. Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is "Queen. Bae. Jesus," to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. As personal as it is political, You Can't Touch My Hair examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart, announcing Robinson as a writer on the rise.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Phoebe Robinson
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2016-10-04
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735216556

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Awesome Elegant Journals To Keep All of your Notes, Thoughts, Homework & More in. Grab one today and start writing tomorrow!

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Author: Writing Journals
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2018-07-20
File: 108 Pages
ISBN-13: 1723394505

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Princesses with curls wear pearls. Princesses with head wraps take long naps. And princesses with teeny-weeny Afros wear teeny-weeny bows. Celebrate different hair shapes, textures, and styles in this self-affirming picture book! From dreadlocks to blowouts to braids, Princess Hair shines a spotlight on the beauty and diversity of black hair, showing young readers that every kind of hair is princess hair. Debut author-illustrator Sharee Miller encourages confidence and pride in this playful, colorful picture book that teaches readers to love every bit of themselves.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Sharee Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release: 2017-10-31
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780316441209

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Don't Touch My Hair: The ABC Book for Loving Your Beautiful Black Hair is book that helps young Black girls love their hair that way it is early in their lives. It helps them understand that their hair may be different but it's still beautiful.

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Author: You! Mommy's Baby!
Publisher:
Release: 2018-03-16
File: 28 Pages
ISBN-13: 1986599531

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From Guardian contributor and prominent BBC race correspondent Emma Dabiri comes a timely and resonant essay collection exploring the ways in which black hair has been appropriated and stigmatized throughout history, with ruminations on body politics, race, pop culture, and Dabiri’s own journey to loving her hair. Emma Dabiri can tell you the first time she chemically straightened her hair. She can describe the smell, the atmosphere of the salon, and her mix of emotions when she saw her normally kinky tresses fall down her shoulders. For as long as Emma can remember, her hair has been a source of insecurity, shame, and—from strangers and family alike—discrimination. And she is not alone. Despite increasingly liberal world views, black hair continues to be erased, appropriated, and stigmatized to the point of taboo. Through her personal and historical journey, Dabiri gleans insights into the way racism is coded in society’s perception of black hair—and how it is often used as an avenue for discrimination. Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, and into today's Natural Hair Movement, exploring everything from women's solidarity and friendship, to the criminalization of dreadlocks, to the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids. Through the lens of hair texture, Dabiri leads us on a historical and cultural investigation of the global history of racism—and her own personal journey of self-love and finally, acceptance. Deeply researched and powerfully resonant, Twisted proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Emma Dabiri
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2020-06-23
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062966735

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Dont Touch My Hair is a 200 pages Funny Quotes featuring Songwriters Journal Songwriters Journal for women on a Matte-finish cover. Perfect gift for parents, grandparents, kids, boys, girls, youth and teens as a Study Notebook gift. 200 pages 6"x9" " White-color paper " Matte Finish Cover for an elegant look and feel " Do You Love Quotes Like: Dont Touch My Hair Are you looking for a gift for your parents or relatives with Dont Touch My Hair ? Then you need to buy this gift for your brother, sister, Auntie and celebrate their birthday Great vintage matching Dont Touch My Hair for cruise. Are you looking for a Afro Hair ? Study Notebook ? Dont Touch My Hair Notebook ? Then click on our brand and check ","the hundreds more custom options and top designs in our shop!

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Author: Other Vision
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Release: 2019-12-21
File: 202 Pages
ISBN-13: 1679131613

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Entertainment Weekly, "Fall's 20 Must-Reads" (2018) Essence, "Fall 2018 Guide to All Things Funny" Bustle, "18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018" "Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers laugh, cringe, and cry. Everything may indeed be trash but writing like this reminds us that we're gonna make it through all the terrible things with honesty, laughter, and faith."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world. Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Robinson's latest collection is a call to arms. Outfitted with on-point pop culture references, these essays tackle a wide range of topics: giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality, telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks, and calling foul on our culture's obsession with work. Robinson also gets personal, exploring money problems she's hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and, definitely most important, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day--and because she's seen roughly one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List. With the intimate voice of a new best friend, Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Phoebe Robinson
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2018-10-16
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525534150

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How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Irene Latham
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Release: 2018
File: 39 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781512404425

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