#201 Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair
Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer. She has been listed as one of the BBC’s broadcasting stars of the future, and one of The Observer's 2019 rising stars.
She is also a columnist for The Dublin Inquirer and is one of the BBC's Expert Voices. She has also had work published in a number of academic journals and newspapers and her work crosses African Studies, art, sociology and history. She is also a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS.
Today we are discussing her debut book Don’t Touch My Hair published by Penguin. A book about why black hair matters. Stylist magazine recently said "Pulled together with meticulous research, Don't Touch My Hair is an unmissable read by a writer who's set to become a household name." We discuss body image, beauty standards, colourism, growing up and why she wrote her book.
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