Redefining images around black hair

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Reintroducing our erased collective past:  Royal Hair Salon aims to protect and preserve the integrity of black hair and black experiences. Photos: Andile Buka
Reintroducing our erased collective past: Royal Hair Salon aims to protect and preserve the integrity of black hair and black experiences. Photos: Andile Buka

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Nikiwe Dlova’s stylistic portrayals are creating social awareness not only about the versatility of black hair, but also the black experience, writes Janice Phiri.

The oppression of black people through slavery, apartheid and social exclusion also extended to their hair and the erasure of and discrimination against the black aesthetic.

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