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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down by Joan Morgan

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down by Joan Morgan

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Still as fresh, funny, and ferociously honest as ever, this piercing meditation on the fault lines between hip-hop and feminism captures the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation.

Award-winning journalist Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern Black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men, where women who treasure their independence frequently prefer men who pick up the tab, where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds Black women who long for marriage that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than forty percent of the population, and where Black women are forced to make sense of a world where truth is no longer black and white but subtle, intriguing shades of gray.

 

A pioneering hip-hop journalist and award-winning feminist author, Joan Morgan coined the term “hip-hop feminism” in 1999 with the publication of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, which is now used at colleges across the country. Morgan has taught at Duke University, Stanford University, and The New School.

 

  • Item Weight: 8.1 ounces
  • UNSPSC: 55101500
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • ISBN-10: 068486861X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684868615
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.44 inches
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Touchstone Ed edition (February 2, 2000)
  • Language: English