Queen Nzingha lecture in London to focus on African hair before bondage

Professor Lori Tharps from Temple University Philadelphia will deliver a Queen Nzingha lecture in London on African hair before bondage.

Professor Lori Tharps

The talk will be extracted from her book: “Hair Story: Untangling the roots of Black Hair”.

Her presentation will cover male and female African hair traditions in Africa prior to European enslavement and make connections to present day international hair politics.

The Queen Nzingha lecture will be held in Room GC 108, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, London, N78DB, on 17th July 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The event is organised by Black History Walks and the National Association of Black Saturday Schools.

This is a free-to-attend event but you are encouraged to book by clicking here.

The lecture series is named after Queen Nzinga, an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of Southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The lectures feature African female academics and holders of expert knowledge, who speak on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Queen Nzinga lecture series provides a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting.

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