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oa Lagos Notes and Records - Wearing a mask. Voluntary depigmentation among continental Africans: An aesthetic revolution or a post-colonial traumatism?

 

Abstract

For almost half a century, Continental African women have been using chemical products with strong depigmenting potency in order to lighten their skin. This article examines the socio-cultural and psychological motivations that lead Continental African women to use cosmetic depigmenting products in order to deliberately either lessen or completely get rid of the production of melanin pigments in their skin.

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2009-01-01
2016-12-07
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