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Title That hair / Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida ; translated by Eric M.B. Becker.
Author Almeida, Djaimilia Pereira de, 1982- author.
Publication Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2020.
Edition First US edition.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 148 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Summary ""The story of my curly hair," says Mila, the narrator of Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida's autobiographically inspired tragicomedy, "intersects with the story of at least two countries and, by extension, the indirect story of the relations among several continents: a geopolitics." Mila is the Luanda-born daughter of a black Angolan mother and a white Portuguese father. She arrives in Lisbon at the tender age of three, and feels like an outsider from the jump. Through the lens of young Mila's indomitably curly hair, her story interweaves memories of childhood and adolescence, family lore spanning four generations, and present-day reflections on the internal and external tensions of a European and African identity. In layered, intricately constructed prose, That Hair enriches and deepens a global conversation, challenging in necessary ways our understanding of racism, feminism, and the double inheritance of colonialism, not yet fifty years removed from Angola's independence. It's the story of coming of age as a black woman in a nation at the edge of Europe that is also rapidly changing, of being considered an outsider in one's own country, and the impossibility of "returning" to a homeland one doesn't in fact know"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Translated from Portuguese into English.
Print version record.
Subject Almeida, Djaimilia Pereira de, 1982- -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Imperialism -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Feminism -- Fiction.
Hair -- Care and hygiene -- Fiction.
Lisbon (Portugal) -- Fiction.
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Autobiographical fiction.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Becker, Eric M. B., translator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Addl. Title Esse cabelo. English
Related To Print version: Almeida, Djaimilia Pereira de, 1982- Esse cabelo. English. That hair. First US edition. Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2020 9781947793415 (DLC) 2019042836 (OCoLC)1104468393
ISBN 9781947793507 (electronic bk.)
1947793500 (electronic bk.)

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