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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 40 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. 

©2017 Joan Morgan (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 24-05-18

For those with the courage to think

I was both offended and fell in love with this book. Definitely the best audible I've ever heard - so we'll done ladies. Replayed the beginning of Chapter six a few times.

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  • M. McGregor
  • 20-09-20

Amazing

At the age of 39 I discovered this book that spoke to me on so many levels!! How did I never hear of this book before now?!! I never thought of labeling myself as a feminist, but I heard myself described, and I saw my struggle to not constantly be a trope reflected in multiple ways!!! Timing is everything though, and I'm also very glad I discovered this book after the additions of 2016 & 2017- that Afterword was 👌🏽

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  • 13-08-17

Required reading for every black girl and woman.

Finally, someone gives simple language to the complicated relationship between the black woman & the black man.

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  • jeanine nina
  • 05-07-20

One of my favorite books!

Growing up in the hood, there's a deep knowledge to this book that I'll always come back too. And yes I still like Hip Hop!

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  • 29-04-20

I will be reading again

this was an amazing book. there were so many points of reference I have to return back to for future discussions. I will be recommending to all my fly girls and friends that love hip hop and are indeed black feminists!

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  • Darriel Clark
  • 16-01-20

LOVED, LOVED LOVED

I loved everything about this book! Real, Raw, In your face! A Must Read! I truly enjoyed this audible!

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  • Lady J
  • 19-07-19

Must Read!!

This book was a chronicling of a journey through black and feminist womanhood! Worthy of reading and studying. A great start point to better accepting yourself regardless of how you classify yourself. I am a fan!

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  • Mercy
  • 05-04-19

Wish I Read It Years Ago!

I loved the book and her candid transparency. It is definitely prevalent even today. Superb!

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  • Parties By Flo
  • 02-03-19

Eye-opening....

I wish I would've had this book as a teenager ....it was thought provoking and took me back ....way back

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  • StellarMom
  • 25-02-21

Late is better than never.

Joan Morgan did that. I’ve been in many so-called women’s studies classes on PWIs. None touched upon the black woman’s experience. They assumed our voices were in agreement to the dominating culture’s ideals and goals. Not so.

This book validated my thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and resentment towards mainstream ideology as it relates to feminism, relationships between black men and women, and the so-called liberal movement in America.

The fact that hip-hop is immersed throughout the book made me feel like it was written for me and my generation. The raw and gritty truths. The hypocrisies. The love. The brilliance and the shameful. All there. All examined by Joan Morgan with a keen eye, expressed with authenticity and brilliant ease. A must listen!