The zombie commodity: hair and the politics of its globalization

  title={The zombie commodity: hair and the politics of its globalization},
  author={Esther Berry},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  pages={63 - 84}
Fair tresses man’s imperial race insnare, And beauty draws us with a single hair [ . . .] What dire offence from am’rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things [ . . .] The Lock, obtain’d with Guilt, and kept with Pain, In ev’ry place is fought, but fought in vain [ . . .] Then cease, bright Nymph! to mourn the ravish’d Hair Which adds new Glory to the shining Sphere! Not all the Tresses that fair Head can boast Shall draw such Envy as the Lock you lost. 

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