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The Story of Afro Hair (Hardback)
  • The Story of Afro Hair (Hardback)

The Story of Afro Hair (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages
Published: 07/10/2021
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Explore the incredible history of Afro hair.

The Story of Afro Hair celebrates the fashion

and styles of Afro hair over the last 5,000 years. From

plaits to the Gibson Girl,

cornrows to locks, the

hi-top fade to funki dreds, The

Story of Afro Hair is the ultimate

book of Afro hairstories. 


Kicking off with an explanation of how Afro hair type

grows and why, The Story of Afro Hair then

takes us right back to the politics and fashion of Ancient



Speeding forwards to modern times we experience the Kingdom

of Benin, Henry VIII's court, the enslavement

of African peoples, the Harlem

Renaissance, the beginnings of Rastafarianism, Britain

in the 1980s –

and much more.


With vibrant full colour illustrations by Joelle


A sparkling gold foil hardback cover –

the perfect gift for anyone interested in culture, fashion and history.

With profiles of inspirational key

figures in the Afro hair beauty industry,

such as Sara Spencer Washington, Madam CJ Walker,

Viola Desmond, Lincoln Dyke, Dudley Dryden and

Anthony Wade.


"A brilliant read for Black History Month, [a] thought-provoking,

lively & accessible guide for seven plus" - The Guardian

Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780702307416
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 184 x 136 x 16 mm

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Maureen at Waterstones Belfast

“Informative and beautifully made. A must read.”

This beautiful book is filled with both information about the science of afro hair and the importance of afro hair and hairstyles in history and culture. Beautiful colourful pages and illustrations.

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