Author: Nakedi Ribane Publisher: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2006) ISBN-10: 1869140877 ISBN-13: 9781869140878 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 150 Dimensions: 24.4 x 17 x 1 cm
Weight: 0.52 kg
This book is an extraordinary mix of glamour, nostalgia, and social analysis, taking the reader on a journey through South African history and politics from the unusual perspective of the beauty industry. Backed by a photo gallery of classic icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s to the present, Beauty...A Black Perspective celebrates the inspirational role of beautiful and courageous Black women. Author Nakedi Ribane was a leading model of the 1980s, co-owning one of the very few Black modeling agencies of note in South Africa. Ribane is ideally placed to offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the most underrated yet influential industries.