The Promised Land for "Mosetta" is the unaltered texture of natural black hair.

Nappyisms

Nappyisms
By Linda "Mosetta" Jones
Manelock Communications, $12
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If you, or someone close to you, has ever considered wearing their hair in its natural state (not pressed or chemically processed), then Nappyisms by Linda "Mosetta" Jones is a must buy! "Mosetta," who received her name from a friend because, like Moses, she has been chosen to lead her people to the "Promised Strand" — the unaltered texture of natural black hair.

Without being preachy, "Mosetta" — also a beloved and long-time columnist for NaturallyCurly.com— provides readers with a booklet filled with informative segments, like essays about so-called "good hair" in the black community, a dictionary on nappy hair terms, and a helpful section full of quick come backs for nappy-headed people to use on others who ask silly questions about their decision to be sans chemicals. A perfect example of this would be the seven different choices of "snap backs" to the question of "What happened to your hair?" A sassy "snap back" of "It decided to stop pretending," is one of many retorts one could use on people who ask questions that are really none of their business.

The light-hearted way with which "Mosetta" treats the subject matter allows the book to come off as non-judgmental. She even has a 12 step "Permaholic" program outlined for people who are beginning their natural journey through "transitioning" or going for "The Big Chop" (all terms listed or described in the book). This is not a book that tries to describe how "bad" relaxers are, instead it seeks to give a voice to how beautiful natural black hair is and that's what puts it at the top of the list.