Read-a-thon Update #2

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What hour is it right now? 7

Currently reading: Queens: Portraits of Black Women and cunninghamtheir Fabulous Hair by Michael Cunningham and George Alexander.

Summary: Told in photos and essays by various women around the world, this book is about the relationship black women have with their hair. Each woman tells an autobiographical “hair story”. Hair plays a big role in a woman’s life and the way you wear your hair represents different things to different people.

One of my favorite passages is in the author’s note because what he says is so true:

I learned that, particularly for Black women, hair is so much more than just hair. Hair has the ability to unleash all of life’s deepest emotions. Hair is about identity, beauty, racial pride, race politics, self-acceptance, self-expression, self-realization, class, status, fun, glamour, romance, fantasy, art, passion, joy, pain, freedom, enslavement, power. Hair can be all those things and more.

Pages read: 126

Total pages read: 344

Total books read: 1

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11 thoughts on “Read-a-thon Update #2

  1. You are doing such a great job! Look at all that you have read! Oh, that is such beautiful hair in that picture. Are there dreads in that book?? Oh, I love pretty dreads. But then I always feel like I need to work on mine after seeing well maintained dreads :)

    Anyway, great reading!!!

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