Jennifer Rosario, an Afro-Dominican examines her own personal journey of being a black Latina and embracing an Afro-centric identity. At the age of six, Jennifer Rosario got her first perm, and during her first semester in grad school while in Swaziland, Africa, she cut off her hair, which set in motion years of struggle with her father who painfully refuses to accept her hair in its natural state. From New York, New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago to the Dominican Republic, Stomping on
the Devil’s Head captures the pathos of black
men and women’s individual and collective journeys, through the Europeanization of black aesthetics.
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