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Jan and Ama - More Than Just Hair

Duration: 02:37

Fi Glover introduces a conversation reflecting how the identity of black women has changed in a generation; dreadlocks have a different significance for this mother and daughter.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Available since: Sun 15 Dec 2013

This clip is from

The Listening Project Sunday Edition - Women Dealing with Life

Fi Glover with conversations about terminal cancer, acne, friendship and dreadlocks.

First broadcast: 15 Dec 2013

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