Black Beauty's narrative ends 2000. A new ebook, African American Beauty, will pick up the story from there, documenting the hottest new developments this century. Sign up for the newsletter.
Ex-architect Ben Arogundade is a London-based author, creative director and ebook publisher. Black Beauty was his debut title. Read his full biography here.
By Ben Arogundade
HOW DID MARTIN LUTHER KING change the face of fashion? What did Malcolm X think about hair straightening? Why did the Afro go out of fashion? Who spat in the face of a well-known fashion designer because he used black models? What lies behind Beyoncé’s blonde ambition? How did natural hair become nasty?
Find out the answers to these and many other thought-provoking questions in this third edition of Ben Arogundade’s best-selling book, Black Beauty. Originally published in print in 2000, with a second edition in 2003, this new digital edition has been extensively revised specially for the format.
The history of black and African American hair and beauty is a complex narrative. The new online eBook edition of Black Beauty chronicles the way in which the aesthetics of blacks and African Americans have fared throughout Western history and culture, from antiquity to the present. It analyses styles of make-up, hair, skin-tone and facial features, and the way in which they have historically been both accepted and rejected within society. The narrative draws on the galaxy of African American stars of twentieth century film, fashion, music, television and sports. From Josephine Baker to Beyoncé, from traditional African hairstyles to coloured contact lenses and blonde weaves, Black Beauty has become the key text for all studies of this branch of beauty history.
The new edition is available online in eBook format for all computers, tablets and smartphones.
Title: Black Beauty (ebook edition)
Author: Ben Arogundade
Word count: 50,000
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The online ebook edition of Black Beauty - the history of black and African American hair and beauty - is out now. £6.99/$9.99.
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