About the Book and Author
From plaits to the Gibson Girl, cornrows to locks, the hi-top fade to funki dreds, The Story of Afro Hair celebrates 5000 years of Afro hair. Kicking off with an explanation of how Afro hair type grows and why the book then takes readers right back to the politics and fashion of Ancient Egypt.
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 right up to the icons of the present day.
Written by Kandace Chimbiri with vibrant full colour illustrations by Joelle Avelino this interesting and informative book about beauty, history and culture is published by Scholastic.
I think other people who like history and stories about women in history would like this book too
I like history but I didn’t know much about Black history or afro hair. It was interesting finding out how hair styles have changed over time, and how Black people giving jobs to other Black people changed things, because lots of Black people were only allowed to do menial jobs to start with.
I like the colourful pages and that it has lots of pictures.
I think other people who like history and stories about women in history would like this book too.
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