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Author: Ebony Flowers
Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
Autobiographical comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Bandes dessinées autobiographiques
Bandes dessinées
Romans graphiques
Fiction
Fiction Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Ebony Flowers; Ebony Flowers
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ebony Flowers
ISBN: 9781770463486 1770463488
OCLC Number: 1053581791
Notes: Place of publication from publisher's Web site.
Description: 180 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Hot comb --
Lady on the train --
Big Ma --
Fieldwork follies --
My lil sister Lena --
Spaniard --
Sisters & daughters --
Last Angolan Saturday.
Responsibility: Ebony Flowers.

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