Author ········· Diby Yao Christophe
Medium ········· Photography
Published ······ January 1972
Language ······· English & French

Du Twist a Cocody ou l'art de la natte

Captures women's braided hairstyles in informal photographs taken between 1920-72 on the Ivory Coast, with a brief bilingual text. The artist finishes by saying 'Why do some of our stylish women prefere [sic]bleached hair or wigs to genuine African creations? [.]I meet many of you who pretend to be European, trying to dress and act like white women. Oh, my Black sisters, why are you trying to forget that you are African?'.