WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS -- a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the author's much-admired TEDx talk
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2015, Anchor Books; 64 pages)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of award-winning and bestselling novels, among them Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. She has also published a delightful book titled Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. She divides her time between the United States and Nigeria, and living in both countries adds a fantastic and very interesting cultural note to her analysis about contemporary feminism, something that the reader can enjoy in We Should All Be Feminists.
The book is actually a short essay adapted from the author's TEDx talk of the same name. The readers will find a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. The author's style is concise, and her voice is fun. What is truly interesting is that Chimamanda dives on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often hidden realities of sexual politics. She questions and answers what it means to be a woman now, and from there she makes a radical and well reasoned point for why we should be raising our daughters and sons to be feminists.
This is a short and delightful read, recommended to everyone, because, as the author writes: All of us, women and men, must do better to build a better world.
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