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Twisted Audiobook

Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles

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In Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, professor and author Bert Ashe delivers a witty, fascinating, and unprecedented account of black male identity as seen through our culture's perceptions of hair. It is a deeply personal story that weaves together the cultural and political history of dreadlocks with Ashe's own midlife journey to lock his hair. Ashe is a fresh, new voice that addresses the importance of black hair in the 20th and 21st centuries through an accessible, humorous, and literary style sure to engage a wide variety of listeners.

After leading a far-too-conventional life for 40 years, Ashe began a long, arduous, uncertain process of locking his own hair in an attempt to step out of American convention. Black hair, after all, matters. Few Americans are subject to snap judgments like those in the African-American community, and fewer communities face such loaded criticism about their appearances, in particular their hair. Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles makes the argument that the story of dreadlocks in America can't be told except in front of the backdrop of black hair in America.

Ask most Americans about dreadlocks and they immediately conjure a picture of Bob Marley: onstage, midsong, dreads splayed. When most Americans see dreadlocks, a range of assumptions quickly follow: He's Jamaican, he's Rasta, he plays reggae; he stinks, he smokes, he deals; he's bohemian, he's creative, he's countercultural. Few styles in America have more symbolism and generate more conflicting views than dreadlocks. To "read" dreadlocks is to take the cultural pulse of America. To listen to Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles is to understand a larger story about the truths and biases present in how we perceive ourselves and others. Ashe's riveting and intimate work, a genuine first of its kind, will be a seminal work for years to come.

©2015 Bert Ashe (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    wendy 10-13-15
    wendy 10-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    I had the privilege to meet Bert Ashe, our professor Dr. Modeste was able to get him in person to Borough of Manhattan Community College; while he was in town. Bert Ashe read a section of the book and answered questions we had for him, he is a humble human being, and we all took photos after.
    It is well written and it relates to people that have hair which most of us have or know of someone that does. It gives you Bert's perspective of the process of his dreadlock journey and society views of it. I've learned and enjoyed Twisted!

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