HAIR IS POLITICAL via CHIMAMANDA’s AMERICANAH
If you are a West African child you probably received messages suggesting that dreads were for vagabonds, natural hair for kids and freshly permed hair for young adult women. In America, that natural hair of yours won’t get you a job at the news desk, or at that law firm, so all the ladies sporting their natural(virgin afro-kink)hair will definitely wig or weave it up on the weekdays. Sad but true, regardless of where you find yourself on God’s good earth, be cognizant of the political nature of your hair, especially if you hair screams Africana.
“HAIR IS POLITICAL” Chimamanda Adichie & many others before her
This statement is far from new, but remains as relevant in 2013 as it was in the 60′s. Take a good look at the images below and watch the brilliance that spews from the mouth of miss Chimamanda as she introduces her newest novel “AMERICANAH”, and the role of hair in the interracial relationship of an Africana in America. Needless to say we absolutely love her work.
YES.MY HAIR IS POLITICAL.
A M E R I C A N A H