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Back to Their Roots: Afro's Popularity Grows in Senegal's Capital

It's the first Afro Dakar meeting of the year, and a couple of dozen women have gathered next door to a hair salon in Senegal’s capital. These business entrepreneurs, Internet bloggers and feminists are members of a club called N'happy Galsen, a group of women who encourage and celebrate natural hair styles, especially the Afro.   One of the meeting's organizers, Agnus Diof, said their group name is a play on the traditional word ‘nappy’ – a word that means tightly curled ...

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