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Author: Joan Morgan Narrator: Joy Bryant, Bahni Turpin Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781538414668
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is an important read for all people everywhere. Enjoy!”

    Lauryn Hill, American singer and rapper

  • “Everything you want to know about the sisters—and then some.”

    Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor

  • “Morgan tussles with the perceived contradictions of being black, female, fly, and feminist…A fresh alternative to accepted notions about black womanhood.”

    Ms. magazine

  • “Definitely not your mother’s guide to the Equal Rights Amendment….Morgan’s reflections are as timely as they are cogent.”


  • “Joan Morgan has style to burn…She’s funny, fierce, and yes feminist.”

    Philadelphia City Paper

  • “Whether one agrees with Morgan or not, the sister definitely makes you think.”

    Rap Pages

  • "The voice of a new generation…Commentary on what it is like for a Black woman to come of age, Gen-X style…[with] words and phrases that reflect today’s popular culture.”

    Philadelphia Tribune

  • “Brings a powerful voice to concerns of modern black women.”


  • “A debut collection of impassioned essays, written in poetic, flowing prose…Fresh and articulate. Steadily perceptive, shrewdly provocative.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the 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 taught at Duke University, Stanford University, and the New School.

About the Narrators

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 Holmes Norton on Good Girls Revolt.

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.