What could make a smart woman ignore doctor's orders? What could get a hardworking employee fired from her job? What could get a black woman in hot water with her white boyfriend? In a word... Hair. When does a few ounces feel like a few tons? When a doctor advises a black woman to start an exercise program and she wonders how she can do it without breaking a sweat. When an employer fires her for wearing a cultural hairstyle that's 'unprofessional', and she has to go to court to plead for her job. When she's with her man, and the moment she's supposed to let loose, she stops to secure her head scarf so he doesn't disturb the 'do. Tenderheaded? Yes, definitely. All black women are, in one way or another. 'Tenderheaded' boldly throws open the closet where black women's skeletons have been threatening to burst down the door. With works by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, bell hooks, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and other writers of passion, persuasion, and humor, this collection is as rich and diverse as the children of the African diaspora.
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Subtítulo: A COMB-BENDING COLLECTION OF HAIR STORIES