Hot Comb / By Ebony Flowers
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- ISBN: 9781770463486
- ISBN: 1770463488
- Physical Description: 180 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Hot comb -- Lady on the train -- Big Ma -- Fieldwork follies -- My lil sister Lena -- 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.
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