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Emma Dabiri

Don’t Touch My Hair

A BBC broadcasting star of the future 2017, Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer. Emma has previously presented Back in Time for Brixton and the Back in Time Confectioners series (BBC Two), Is Love Racist? (Channel 4) and has done a number of social history films for The One Show (BBC). She currently co-presents Britain's Lost Masterpieces (BBC4). On radio she has hosted BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review and Front Row. Her first Radio 4 documentary, Journeys in Afrofuturism is available on BBC Sounds. Emma has also just finished recording EXPOSED: Young Female Photographers which explores the work of three exciting, emerging photographers - Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins and Sophie Green which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 later this month. She is also developing a documentary on Haitian Surrealism. Emma's debut book Don’t Touch My Hair is available now, published by Penguin, Allen Lane. She is a columnist for The Dublin Inquirer and is one of the BBC's Expert Voices. She has also had work published in a number of academic journals and newspapers. Emma's interdisciplinary work crosses African Studies, art, sociology, history, film, literature, theatre, popular culture and music. She is a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS.