9781770463486-1770463488-Hot Comb

Hot Comb

ISBN-13: 9781770463486
ISBN-10: 1770463488
Author: Flowers, Ebony
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Paperback 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781770463486
ISBN-10: 1770463488
Author: Flowers, Ebony
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Paperback 184 pages

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Acknowledged authors Flowers, Ebony wrote Hot Comb comprising 184 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1770463488 and 9781770463486. Since then Hot Comb textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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An auspicious debut examining the culture of hair from the Rona Jaffe Foundation Award–winning cartoonist

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 “Hot Comb” is about a young girl’s first perm―a doomed ploy to look cool and stop seeming “too white” in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved into. In “Virgin Hair,” taunts of “tender-headed” sting as much as the perm itself. “My Lil Sister Lena” shows the stress of being the only black player on a white softball team. Lena’s hair is the team curio, an object to be touched, a subject to be discussed and debated at the will of her teammates, leading Lena to develop an anxiety disorder of pulling her own hair out. Throughout Hot Comb, Ebony Flowers re-creates classic magazine ads idealizing women’s need for hair relaxers and products. “Change your hair form to fit your life form” and “Kinks and Koils Forever” call customers from the page.

Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through these stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking. Flowers began drawing comics while earning her Ph.D., and her early mastery of sequential storytelling is nothing short of sublime. Hot Comb is a propitious display of talent from a new cartoonist who has already made her mark.

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