We Should All Be Feminists
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We Should All Be Feminists

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What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike.

Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Title:We Should All Be Feminists
Edition Language:English
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Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:49 pages

    We Should All Be Feminists Reviews

  • Emily May
    Mar 15, 2016

    Not long ago, I wrote an article about being young and female in Lagos. And an acquaintance told me that it was an angry article, and I should not have made it so angry. But I was unapologetic. Of co...

  • tysephine
    Feb 20, 2015

    I want to just buy a crate of these and pass them out to strangers and friends and family....

  • Riley
    Aug 22, 2016

    This should be required reading ...

  • Natalie
    Jun 12, 2016

    — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun.We Should All Be Feminists is a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from the much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngoz...

  • karen
    Jan 28, 2017

    A Nigerian acquaintance once asked me if I was worried that men would be intimidated by me. I was not worried at all - it had not even occurred to me to be worried, because a man who would be intimida...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 19, 2016

    Anyone with a heartbeat should read this essay, even aliens. ...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ? (of badger and SNAKE)
    Aug 28, 2015

    The fact that feminism is often considered as a negative concept is rather new to me, simply because I've internalized my anger/my annoyance for years and started to point what shocked me to people o...

  • Kai
    Jan 11, 2016

    Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that? Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to ch...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Dec 21, 2015

    I agree with every single thing in this book! I loved this discussion about feminism from a Nigerian woman's perspective, because Western feminism differs completely from what those women experience e...

  • Samadrita
    Aug 04, 2014

    This is the published version of CNA's famous Tedx talk which I had put on my youtube 'watch later' list and never quite managed to get to in the end.It's so perfectly presented and written (albeit in...

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian author. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013).She was born in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Igbo parents. She studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. At nineteen, Chimamanda left for the U.S. to study communication at Drexel Universit