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
ISBN:
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:49 pages

    We Should All Be Feminists Reviews

  • Emily May
    Mar 20, 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....

  • Natalie
    Dec 28, 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...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 19, 2016

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

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ? (of badger and SNAKE)
    Sep 09, 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...

  • Elyse
    Jan 18, 2017

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a presence about her that is stunning!!!!She is eloquent- lovely - warm - and real! It's natural to immediately love this woman the first time you see her, and listen to h...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Aug 22, 2016

    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 26, 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...

  • Councillor
    Jul 23, 2016

    If you have only thirty minutes of time left, then listen to the author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, reading her essay here for free. Whether you are a feminist or not, whether you are male or female, y...

  • Vitor Martins
    Mar 08, 2016

    Eu já tinha assistido à palestra da Chimamanda no TEDxEuston mas hoje (por ser dia internacional da mulher) a Companhia das Letras me enviou o livrinho e eu acabei pegando pra ler. Esse é um ensaio...