Hot comb

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Hot comb

Flowers, Ebony, author, illustrator.

[Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, [2019]

180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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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."-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

978-1-77046-348-6

ISBN:

978-1-77046-348-6

LC Call No:

PN6727.F5869 H68 2019

Author:

Flowers, Ebony, author, illustrator.

Title:

Hot comb / Ebony Flowers.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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text txt rdacontent

ContentType:

still image sti rdacontent

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unmediated n rdamedia

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volume nc rdacarrier

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."-- Provided by publisher.

Subject:

Flowers, Ebony--Comic books, strips, etc.

Subject:

Women, Black--Social life and customs--Comic books, strips, etc

Subject:

Women, Black--Race identity--Comic books, strips, etc

Subject:

Hairdressing of Blacks--Comic books, strips, etc

Subject:

Hairdressing of Blacks--Social aspects--Comic books, strips, etc

Subject:

Hair--Social aspects--Comic books, strips, etc

Subject:

Beauty, Personal--Social aspects--Comic books, strips, etc.

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    $t Title  Lady on the train --
    $t Title  Big Ma --
    $t Title  Fieldwork follies --
    $t Title  My lil sister Lena --
    $t Title  Spaniard --
    $t Title  Sisters & daughters --
    $t Title  Last Angolan Saturday.
520 Summary   $a Summary, etc. note  "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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