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Author Morgan, Joan.

Title When chickenheads come home to roost : my life as a hip-hop feminist / Joan Morgan.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.04960973 MORG    AVAILABLE
Physical description 240 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-235) and index.
Contents intro.: dress up -- the f-word -- hip-hop feminist -- from fly-girls to bitches and hos -- strongblackwomen -- strongblackwomen -n- endangeredblackmen ... this is not a love story -- lovenote -- babymother -- chickenhead envy -- one last thing before I go -- source notes.
Summary 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 hiphop - 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.
Subject Morgan, Joan.
African American women -- Biography.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- Social conditions.
African American women -- Civil rights.
Variant Title When chicken heads come home to roost.
ISBN 0684822628