📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭 ⠀ canon-worthy • emotionally resonant • intellectually invigorating ⠀ 💬 “The deeply entrenched i…

📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭

canon-worthy • emotionally resonant • intellectually invigorating

💬 “The deeply entrenched idea of ‘managing’ Black women’s hair operate as a powerful metaphor for societal control over our bodies at both the micro and macro levels.”

“I am often struck by the points of shared experience between Black women when it comes to our hair, despite the fact that we might be continents apart. “

“Our Hair is the physical marker that distinguishes us from all other racial groups.”

📚 Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture by Emma Dabiri

❓Have you ever read a book and got a feeling of déjà vu?

💡 I’ve had this happen a number of times as a result of reading a book, I’ve read before, yet did not properly track my reading record. As you would guess this happened with this book too. Only this time it wasn’t completely my error. You see I read the 2019 release Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri last month, and assuming this was the sequel, read Twisted. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Twisted is the same book…the U.S. edition.

❤️ I was not in the least bothered by reading this book a second time and heavily annotating the pages, since my first read was via audiobook.

This book does a deep dive into the historical, sociological, and psychological journey of hair for the Black woman. It covers topics on

* Her personal hair journey and global racism
* hair texture discrimination, colorism, and criminalization
* the natural hair movement,
* the tribal origins of various styles,
* and the transformation of cultural appropriation and acceptance throughout history.

💔 It was over far too soon!

✨ Recommendations: Everyone, but especially Black women.

💋 xoxo,

P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! 🙌🏾 Let’s all try to read more #Blackliterature because #Blackbooksmatter & #Blackstorieshavepower ✊🏾I ❤️ this #TwistedBook ! Thank you @TLCBookTours & @harperperennial for this gift by @emmadabiri ! Shoutout to #Blackbookstagram 🤜🏾🤛🏾 You already know #Representationmatters This review is #Ownvoices Whoop! Whoop! 🤗 Like, Comment, Share to #AmplifyBlackvoices 👍🏾 Sincerely, #BlackGirlReading 📚

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