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Author Flowers, Ebony, author, artist
Title Hot comb / Ebony Flowers
Imprint [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2020
©2020
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  305.48896 F6695 2020    AVAILABLE  -  30500101565318
Edition Second edition
Descript 180 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Americans lcdgt
Note Place of publication from publisher's Web site
Originally published: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, a client publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. First edition (ISBN 9781770463486 paperback)
Hot comb -- The lady on the train -- Big Ma -- Fieldwork follies -- My lil sister Lena -- The Spaniard -- Sisters & daughters -- Last Angolan Saturday
"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
Women, Black -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc
Women, Black -- Race identity -- Comic books, strips, etc
Hairdressing of Blacks -- Comic books, strips, etc
Hairdressing of Blacks -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etc
Hair -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etc
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
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