Fab Novel: Nappily Ever After

11/12/2008 12:45:00 PM Posted by Christina

So, I just finished reading an amazing novel by Trisha R. Thomas, called Nappily Ever After. The book tells the story of a thirty-something African American woman who finds herself and her independence through cutting off her hair. She struggles with the societal pressure of having long, strong hair and decides to make a change. Although her loved ones and coworkers believe it has more to do with a current relationship that went sour.

I admired the main character, Venus in the novel because I went through the phase of going "natural" as I'm sure many other women like me have. I cut my hair very short a couple of months ago, and I went through some of the conflict Venus had with still feeling beautiful and feminine with short hair--wearing clothes that were overly feminine to compensate for my boyish haircut. But, I later found that my hair is only a small part of who I am, and it empowered me to find other aspects of myself that make me who I really am, apart from my outward appearance.

I encourage you to read this novel, no mater what race you are, because I am sure all women can relate to the story in one way or another.
By the way, there will be a film of the novel coming soon!

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