When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

My Life as A Hip-hop Feminist

Book - 1999
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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.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1999
ISBN: 9780684822624
0684822628
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 M848w 1999
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 23 cm

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