Black women are rewriting the narrative on hair

We carry our ancestors in our hair

19 October 2020 - 07:44
By Malaika Mahlatsi

Few things in the world inspire as much debate as black women’s hair. Our hair has been greatly politicised and as a result, has been the subject of policing since time immemorial. But black hair, before it was a subject of debate, was a mark of identity. In early African civilisations, hairstyles were indicative of one’s tribal affiliation, family background and even social status.

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