Hot comb / Ebony Flowers.

By: Flowers, Ebony [author,, illustrator.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montr�eal, Qu�ebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2019Edition: First editionDescription: 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1770463488; 9781770463486Subject(s): Flowers, Ebony -- Comic books, strips, etc | Women, Black -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc | Women, Black -- Race identity -- Comic books, strips, etc | Hairdressing of Blacks -- Comic books, strips, etc | Hairdressing of Blacks -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etc | Hair -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etc | Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etcGenre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)DDC classification: 305.48/896 LOC classification: PNOther classification: cci1icc Summary: "Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story "Hot Comb" is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming "too white" in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In "Virgin Hair" taunts of "tender-headed" sting as much as the perm itself. It's a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking."--
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"Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story "Hot Comb" is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming "too white" in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In "Virgin Hair" taunts of "tender-headed" sting as much as the perm itself. It's a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking."--

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