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
"A brilliant read for Black History Month, [a] thought-provoking,
lively & accessible guide for seven plus" - The Guardian
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 184 x 136 x 16 mm