#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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