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'da Kink in my hair

Voices of Black Womyn

by Trey Anthony, foreword by Djanet Sears

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Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, da Kink in my hair gives voice to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories. Mixing laughter and tears—and told in words, music, and dance—the stories explore the hardship, struggles, and joys of black women's lives.

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Trey Anthony is known for the groundbreaking and award-winning television and theatrical production ’da Kink in my hair. She is the first black Canadian woman to write and produce a television show in prime time on a major Canadian network. Trey is a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network (now W) and a writer for the Comedy Network and CTV. She was recently named a Bell Media Fellow, which recognizes emerging television producers and their contribution to Canadian media. She is the creator of the wellness speaking series “A black girl in love with herself.” She is regularly invited to schools to speak to students about sexuality, body image and other issues. Originally based in Toronto, Trey now lives in Georgia.

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Djanet Sears is an award-winning playwright and director and has several acting award nominations to her credit for both stage and screen. She is the recipient of the Stratford Festival's 2004 Timothy Findley Award, as well as Canada's highest literary honour for dramatic writing: the 1998 Governor General's Literary Award. She is the playwright and director of the multiple Dora Award winning production of Harlem Duet (Scirocco Drama, 1997), which was workshopped at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in NYC, where Djanet was the international artist-in-residence in 1996. Her other honours include the 1998 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award, the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Cultural Industries, and a Phenomenal Woman of the Arts Award. Her most recent work for the stage, The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Playwrights Canada Press, 2003), was shortlisted for a 2004 Trillium Book Award and enjoyed a six-month run in the fall/winter of 2003/2004, as part of the Mirvish Productions season. Her other plays include Afrika Solo, Who Killed Katie Ross, and Double Trouble. Djanet is the driving force behind the AfriCanadian Playwrights' Festival, and a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company. She is also the editor of Testifyin': Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Vols. I & II, the first anthologies of plays by playwrights of African descent in Canada (Playwrights Canada Press, 2000 & 2003). She is currently an adjunct professor at University College, University of Toronto where she teaches playwriting.

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