When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost---My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost---My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist

by Joan Morgan, Morgan
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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost---My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist by Joan Morgan, Morgan

In this fresh, funky, and ferociously honest book, award-winning journalist Joan Morgan bravely probes the complex issues facing African-American women in today's world: a 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; and 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780684822624
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 03/10/1999
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.77(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

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.

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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost---My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found myself thinking she was a friend from around the way who said everything I have been dying to say!! I can't wait for another good read from her. Joan really lays it out on how the African American community is when it comes to women and men.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It really outlines the state of mind for the hip-hop generation. It also really speaks to African American women about our issues. It was an easy read,I couldn't put it down, I finished it in one day! I run a teenage girl's program so we will be using this book as one of our book studies. I was very impressed with the guide questions at the back of the book as well. I would definitly read this book again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Women, men, and younger generation in the hip-hop world needs to read this REALIST perspective about all the questions and concerns you might have and felt about hip-hop music. It's very introspective, and she goes to all the places we've been to in our minds as a person involved in hip-hop culture. It's poetic, creative, and clear, and should be read by everyone so that we can better understand ourselves. It's therapeutic, and it opens up your mind. Read it and you'll see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked it up because it looked interesting. It ended up being the best book I had read in a long time. I could relate far too well as a single, educated, professional black woman struggling with relationships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly the best piece of litature I have read in a long time. Morgan writes of things that are felt, but can't be quite expressed. Her words hit home in more ways than one. It put perspectives on the way African American women feel about themselves, and their men. I urge everyone to read this book, not only will it give insight, but it truly is a classic work of art.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Joan is the next Nikki Giovanni. Joan is absolutely truthful about the state of young black america, and the old black america who raised them and what problems they need to confront in order to relate to each other better in terms of family, community, and relationships, and remedies to these problems in order to move ahead. This is not a politically correct book yet her words are so eloquenlty written even the most nerdiest type of person would appreciate this hip hop feminist message. I think this literary work of art should be a required reading at all historically black universities.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book.I realy connected with almost everything that Joan wrote about. I think that any black woman or man with a heart beat should read this!!!!!!