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A Quick Ting On: The Black Girl Afro

Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy

172 pages
Jacaranda Books Art Music

Black Women's hair is a topic that has been at the centre of contemporary conversation for some time. This informative book explores the rich cultural history of Black Womens' Afros, weaving in anecdotal tales from Black women along the way.

Exploring the ways in which Black women's natural hair is often politicised and judged, A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro chronicles the ways in which the styling of Black Women's hair has influenced popular culture and intersected with Black expression.

Complete with intimate interviews and real-life stories about natural hair journeys and the hunt for hair products, A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro is a powerful exploration into the Black Woman's Afro - celebrating the versatility and diversity of Black women's natural hair.

Author Bio

Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy is an award-winning Product Manager and holds a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Bristol. She leads initiatives to champion diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace.

Zainab was part of the founding team of award-winning magazine gal-dem, and is a public speaker regularly delivering talks and presentations about defying stereotypes and navigating spaces that lack diversity. In addition to her writing appearing in gal-dem, Zainab is a professional model and has modelled for Superdry, Pantene, Adidas and more.

Zainab's accolades include: Winner of the Black British Business Awards 'Rising Star in Financial Services' Award 2020; named in the 2020 and 2021 INvolve EMpower top 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List; and featured in The Female Lead 2021 Book showcasing trailblazing women across the world.