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'Afrophobia' by Lisa Hilli (Australia)
'Afrophobia' by Lisa Hilli (Australia)
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Fear and embarrassment were emotions I experienced in regard to the texture and appearance of my hair as a child whilst living in Australia. Teasing out memories of my desire of wanting to fit in with the majority led me to realise that I had a fear of embracing my Afro or what I like to term as an Afrophobia. Reconstructed and fragmented, 'Afrophobia' is an attempt to confront and disentangle these haunting and sometimes comical memories with the perspective as an adult.