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review 2017-08-27 00:46
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a well-known feminist and I've been meaning to pick up some of her work for a while now. And I thought what better place to start than reading her written version of a TEDx Talk she gave back in 2012 which you could see right here.


First, I decided to watch the talk before diving into the written version. The talk she gave is engaging and funny and intriguing to say the least. I highly recommend you watch it before reading this book. Because, although this has the same speech she gave during her talk in 2012, a lot of the humor is lost when the reader is not fully aware of the intonation Adichie is using whilst presenting her speech. However, that's not to say it's not enjoyable if you decide to pick up the book. The book includes a bit more detail than her speech did and it's worth picking up for that alone. All I'm saying is you should definitely watch the speech first and then read the book.


All in all, I recommend you consume this fantastic talk in any form you can get your hands on. It's a perfect introduction as to why feminism is valuable in our society and how we should all strive to be better as humans. I highly enjoyed this read and I hope you will as well.

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text 2017-05-01 12:32
My April 2017
Tote Augen: Thriller - Karin Slaughter
The Lying Planet - Carol Riggs
We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Jungle Book: Manga Classics - cr Crystal S. Chan,Rudyard Kipling,julien choy
Der Augensammler - Sebastian Fitzek
True North - L.E. Sterling
Tote Augen - 4 stars
The Lying Planet - 5 stars
We Should All Be Feminists - 5 stars
The Jungle Book: Manga Classics - 5 stars
Der Augensammler - 5 stars
True North - 2 stars


Favorite book(s) of the month: We Should All Be Feminists, The Lying Planet, Der Augensammler


Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Immortal Writers, The Castaways


6 books, I'm actually really happy with that result. I'm still far ahead of my reading challenge, so that's also very very good. I read lots of really good books this month, three of them that really impacted me in some way and that I still think about lots.

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review 2017-04-11 15:23
We Should All Be Feminists!!!
We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lots of people talked about this book. I saw people who I trust with my life (and book choices) truly loving the book. So I bought it on amazon and had it on my kindle app for a while. Today I picked it up, and bought another book by the author right after I finished the book. Cause I'm hooked.


The topic of feminism is a important topic to me for a long time now but I actually never read anything about it. I'm going to change that now.


In this book I highlighted so many sentences and even whole passages because they were just so important and so freaking good. I devoured this book in half an hour and reread it again, right after.


Please, please, please, if you read books about feminism that were truly amazing, don't hesitate to recommend them to me.

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review 2017-03-28 00:00
We Should All Be Feminists (A Vintage Short)
We Should All Be Feminists (A Vintage Short) - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 3.5 stars

This is definitely worth reading. It draws attention to certain things. The author is from Africa and a lot of what it is about is there. Reading it and letting it soak in as a good way to make a conscious effort going forward. I think this is at least as much for a man to read as a woman. Some of it is about little things a man can do and acknowledge.
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review 2017-02-25 23:33
We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I received this book for free through a complimentary Quarterly Literary Box.


This is a great book (essay) that explains the fundamentals of feminism. It incredibly accessible and clears up some misconceptions about feminism, like why we don't just call it human rights. Overall, this is a must read for people wanting to learn about what feminism really is all about.

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