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๐Ÿ“š Bookish Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ โ € canon-worthy โ€ข emotionally resonant โ€ข intellectually invigorating โ € ๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€œThe deeply entrenched i…

๐Ÿ“š Bookish Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ
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canon-worthy โ€ข emotionally resonant โ€ข intellectually invigorating
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๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€œThe deeply entrenched idea of โ€˜managingโ€™ Black womenโ€™s hair operate as a powerful metaphor for societal control over our bodies at both the micro and macro levels.โ€
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โ€œI am often struck by the points of shared experience between Black women when it comes to our hair, despite the fact that we might be continents apart. โ€œ
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โ€œOur Hair is the physical marker that distinguishes us from all other racial groups.โ€
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๐Ÿ“š Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture by Emma Dabiri
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โ“Have you ever read a book and got a feeling of deฬjaฬ€ vu?
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๐Ÿ’ก Iโ€™ve had this happen a number of times as a result of reading a book, Iโ€™ve read before, yet did not properly track my reading record. As you would guess this happened with this book too. Only this time it wasnโ€™t completely my error. You see I read the 2019 release Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri last month, and assuming this was the sequel, read Twisted. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Twisted is the same bookโ€ฆthe U.S. edition.
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โค๏ธ I was not in the least bothered by reading this book a second time and heavily annotating the pages, since my first read was via audiobook.
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This book does a deep dive into the historical, sociological, and psychological journey of hair for the Black woman. It covers topics on
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* Her personal hair journey and global racism
* hair texture discrimination, colorism, and criminalization
* the natural hair movement,
* the tribal origins of various styles,
* and the transformation of cultural appropriation and acceptance throughout history.
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๐Ÿ’” It was over far too soon!
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โœจย Recommendations: Everyone, but especially Black women.
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๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo,
Kat
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P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Let’s all try to read more #Blackliterature because #Blackbooksmatter & #Blackstorieshavepower โœŠ๐ŸพI โค๏ธ this #TwistedBookย ! Thank you @TLCBookTours & @harperperennial for this gift by @emmadabiri ! Shoutout to #Blackbookstagram ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿพ You already know #Representationmatters This review is #Ownvoices Whoop! Whoop! ๐Ÿค— Like, Comment, Share to #AmplifyBlackvoices ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Sincerely, #BlackGirlReading ๐Ÿ“š

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