Hair – A celebration of Afro & Asian Hair in poetry, fiction and fact

Hair - A celebration of Afro & Asian Hair in poetry, fiction and fact

From the myth of Medusa to the fraught tale of Samson and Delilah, hair has always been a key component of cultural identity. And never more so than for the Asian and Black communities of the UK. Hair is surrounded by traditions, legends, folklore, fears, myths, joys and frustrations.

Twists, wraps, hijabs, dreads, veils, comb styles, weaves, fluffed, afro’d, dyed, treated: every presentation has its own stories, occasions and meanings. Each one says a different thing about how we present ourselves to the world.

The collection comprises a wide ranging set of poems (91) short stories (12) , a problem page section and styling tips and quotations. There are 59 contributors including both established writers such as Jackie Kay, Debjani Chatterjee, Shamshad Khan and SuAndi, and new voices such as the promising Alanna Rice.

A brilliant collection that evokes memories of joy and tears, as well as bitter sweet relations between generations. Beautiful and profound. -Anandi Ramamurthy Ph.D

Hair Raising anecdotes told with poetic craft and wit, bringing back memories of being wedged between my mothers thighs. This excellent collection is an important contribution to Black British History. -Valerie Mason-John, author, Borrowed Body.

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