Woven in Time
A story about black female identity told through the words of poets Zena Edwards, Khadijah Ibrahim and Jean Binta Breeze, and the lives of women in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon.
An evocative and poetic story about black female identity as told through the words of poets Zena Edwards and Khadijah Ibrahiim, and the lives of women in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon: a place where women congregate over several hours to shape their outer selves with intricate new hairstyles of corn rows, dreadlock and weaves, and share their inner selves as they socialise and ponder the trials of life.
Taking the themes of woven hair and woven lives, of history and culture, the programme explores the link between the changing politics of black female identity, notions of black beauty, and how this has been expressed through hair to the present day.
Zena Edwards has been commissioned to write new poetic narratives for the programme.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey