When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost : My Life As A Hip Hop Feminist
Brand: Simon n Schuster

When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost : My Life As A Hip Hop Feminist

  • Publish Date: 1999-03-10
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Joan Morgan

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In this fresh, funky, and irreverent book, a new voice of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation has emerged in Joan Morgan: a groundbreaking and unflinching author who probes the complex issues facing African-American women today.

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost is a decidedly intimate look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world where feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men; where women who treasure their independence often 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 40 percent of the African-American 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.

Morgan ushers in a voice that, like hip-hop -- the cultural movement that defines her generation -- samples and layers many voices, and injects its sensibilities into the old and flips it into something new, provocative, and powerful.

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