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The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 64 – Emma Dabiri
In Episode 64 – recorded at HeadStuff HQ – Alison talks to author and broadcaster Emma Dabiri about why a whole nation is trying to disown her, an American childhood, wealthy Nigerian grandparents, school-hopping, the Trócaire box, how Irish people excuse racism, Colonialism and history books, Black 47, Don’t Touch My Hair and the politics around black hair, The Cutting Edge, cultural appropriation and the Kardashians, Madam C.J. and the original influencers, ‘threatening manifestations of blackness’, septuagenarian tattoos and growing up in the rag trade.
Emma is a Dublin-based author and broadcaster. Look out for her book, Don’t Touch My Hair and follow her on Twitter for upcoming projects.
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