From My Mother's House of Beauty

by Susan Henry

119 pages • $15.00 • ISBN: 9781608010141 • February 2010 • Add to Cart


From her childhood in Englishtown on the Caribbean coast of Honduras to her life in the Seventh Ward, Susan Stephanie Henry writes of transitions and shifting identities. In From My Mother’s House of Beauty, Susan investigates her many worlds: family homes, beauty salons, public schools and fashion runways. Part memoir, part ethnography, House of Beauty explores what it means to be a black Honduran woman living in New Orleans.

“Henry seems a young woman with talent to burn... ”
—Susan Larson, The Times-Picayune


Susan Henry graduated from John McDonogh Senior High in 2011. She is a fashion designer and hair stylist living in New Orleans.


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