Hot Comb Featured By Now, Best books to Read in Summer

“The 14 best books to read in summer 2019” / Now Magazine / Susan G. Cole / June 4, 2019

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers (Drawn and Quarterly)

The culture of hair has always had a special meaning for Black women – playwright Trey Anthony mined it spectacularly for her show Da Kink In My Hair. In Hot Comb, Flowers’s graphic stories uncover more anxieties experienced by Black and biracial females, whether their tresses are too curly, too straight or even shaved right off. Along the way Flowers recreates classic ads to illustrate how mass media add to the cauldron of social pressure. June 18

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