Her Hair, Her Story, Our History
by Saskia Calliste, Zainab Raghdo, Stella Dadzie (Foreword by), Kadija George Sesay, Aleea Rae (Illustrator)
Do you love your natural hair? Some of the world’s most inspiring black women tell us about their attitudes to, and struggles with, their crowning glory. Kinky, wavy, straight or curly, this book will help you celebrate your natural beauty, however you choose to style your hair. With an overview of the politics and history of black hair, the book explores how black hairstyles have played a part in the fight for social justice and the promotion of black culture while inspiring us to challenge outdated notions of beauty, gender and sexuality for young women and girls everywhere. The power is in our hair. And we’ve come to tell the world what ours can do!
Interviewees include: Annika Allen; Eva Anek; Anita Asante; Caroline Blackburn; Doreene Blackstock; Dawn Butler; Anastasia Chikezie; Stella Dadzie; Sokari Douglas Camp; Stephanie Douglas Oly; Deitra Farr; Rachel Fleming-Campbell; Ruthie Foster; Jamelia; Judith Jacob; Bakita Kasadha; Angie Le Mar; Francine Mukwaya; Jessica Okoro; Anita Okunde; Stella Oni; Chi Onwurah; Olusola Oyeleye; Shade Pratt; Rianna Raymond-Williams; Djamila Ribeiro; Vivienne Rochester; Kadija George Sesay; Cleo Sylvestre; Carryl Thomas; Jael Umerah-Makelemi; Includes photos, poems and illustrations throughout