In Bulletproof Diva, Lisa Jones brings the wit and candor of her infamous Village Voice column, qSkin Trade, q to a much larger audience. Chock full of the qfierce black girl humorq that has made her column so popular, this provocative collection of essays and observations on race, sex, identity, and the politics of style speaks to a young generation of blacks who were raised in an integrated society and are now waiting for America to deliver on its promises of equality. The thirty-seven short pieces and six long essays in Bulletproof Diva cover a wide range of topics, many of them extremely controversial. Jones moves smoothly from issues of ethnicity in a changing America, challenging viewpoints on African-American and mixed race identity, to qbutt theoryq and the roller-coaster politics of black hair. Written in a style that is as appealing as it is unapologetic, Bulletproof Diva marks the debut of a genuinely gifted young writer with a distinctive voice and a fresh perspective on the black cultural scene.come to us off the street to sell their hair, some Spanish girls, but we cana#39;t do that. ... They condition it before they do the weaves or the braids and charge their clients two and three grand. ... aquot;You can glue it in, you can sew it in, do box braids .
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