As we all know, it’s extremely important to keep track of what Young Women of Color have on their minds. Fortunately, there’s a new book series that will keep you up to date. Which topic do you think comes first?
Yup, you guessed it. From The Guardian:
by Alison Flood, Sat 28 Sep 2019 02.01 EDT
A groundbreaking new black British history series will explore subjects from Afrobeats to the power movement. Meet the young minds behind the books
Authors often say “write the book you want to read” and Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy has done just that. She “would have loved to have” a history of the black-girl afro when she was younger, she says: the 25-year-old’s book will explore the personal and political histories of the hairstyle, as part of a groundbreaking new series by young people about the history of black Britain.
“Myself and almost everyone I know has had their own personal journey relating to afro hair. It’s not just hair – it can be political, it can be a statement, so many things,” says Kwaw-Swanzy, a founding member of award-winning magazine gal-dem. “There was a time when lots of products weren’t available and there wasn’t a lot of education out there about how to manage this hair best, because it’s not the norm in our country. So to have a book that explains why it is important would have probably helped me learn to love my own hair a lot quicker than I did.”