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Joining us at Audible Studios is television presenter, author and teaching fellow Emma Dabiri, who has published her first book, Don't Touch My Hair.

This book is all about why black hair matters and how it can be seen as a map of decolonisation. Dabiri takes us through the significant times, from pre-colonial Africa through the Harlem Renaissnace and Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement. From Madam C. J. Walker to the rise of Shea moisture, from women's solidarity to 'black people time', Dabiri treads in the paths of forgotten African scholars and the provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids.

We spoke about Dabiri's experience growing up in Ireland and how the experience shaped her adult life, the book writing and researching process and how her hair has changed over the years.

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  • 31-05-2020

Interesting story and history about Black hair

The interviewer and the author were both interesting. I learned about the history of black hair. Good job!

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  • 06-03-2020

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The plight of every black girl growing up in and around the western world put eloquently and concisely. Thank you Emma for making it clear that it’s not obtuse to not want to be molested or violated in a manner that is so often described as “just being friendly”! Very grateful you took the time to put to paper what many of us try to say without being stigmatised or ostracised. You are on my list of Shero’s!

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  • Becka20
  • 28-09-2019

history of hair

following up to what I've been learning about hair... important stuff, can't wait to read the book...

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