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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down

by Joan Morgan Author · Brittney Cooper Author of introduction, etc.


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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.

Still fresh, funny, and irreverent, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation.

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Joan Morgan (Author)

Joan Morgan, a pioneering hip-hop journalist and award-winning feminist author, 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 t...

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Brittney Cooper (Author of introduction, etc.)

Brittney Cooper writes a popular monthly column on race, gender, and politics for Cosmo. A professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, she co-founded the Crunk Feminist Collective, and her work has appeared ...

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Dr. Treva B. Lindsey (Author of afterword, colophon, etc.)

Joy Bryant, born in the Bronx, New York, graduated from Westminster School and attended Yale University. An actress and former fashion model, she has had numerous movie and television roles, including Jasmine Trussell on Parenthood and Eleanor Hol...

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Author :
Joan Morgan
Narrator :
Joy Bryant
Narrator :
Bahni Turpin
Author of introduction, etc. :
Brittney Cooper
Author of afterword, colophon, etc. :
Dr. Treva B. Lindsey
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