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THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART

Saturday, July 23rd, 1 p.m.

MY HAIR, MY PRIDE

A CONVERSATION WITH SONIA IRIS MILIĆ

Sonia Iris Milić was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She is a mother of three boys and married to a Serbian, born in Belgrade. As a former model, she decided to stay in the line of beauty, currently specializing in African hairstyles. She has a diploma in “Beauty and Hair” and works as a stylist.

My focus right now is specializing in Afro Hairstyles, here in Belgrade, and my work here is amazing and challenging. I have the privileged to work and experiment with hairstyles of Africans and anyone else interested in African hair culture – says Sonia Iris Milić.

With the current exhibition at the MAA: When You‘Ve Stopped Combing Me, I’ll Stop Hating You (photo exhibition by Katarina Radović, curated by Ivana Vojt, art historian) as backdrop, we will be talking to Sonia Iris Milić about whether there is a difference in “black” and “white” hair and hairstyling? Are all African hairstyles and techniques the same around Africa? Which hairstyle would you say is the most common for the whole of Africa? How long can it take to make braids and can anybody have an Afro hairstyle or not?

The conversation will be moderated by Ivana Vojt, current exhibition currator.

The talk is in English. Entrance is free.

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