We Should All Be Feminists
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 3rd 2015
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
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 rea...
Earlier this month, I attended a book discussion 'Purple Hibiscus' where I did not read the book. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie had written 3 novels and a collection of short stories. I wasn't into the books she had written despite the praises from other book readers. I was more interested on her essay '...
I watched the TED talk here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3um...And read what I think is the shortened pdf here:http://jackiewhiting.net/AmStudies/Un..._________________ Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Becaus...
If you call yourself a feminist, read this book. If you have friends who are feminists, have them read this book. If you know people who don't call themselves feminist, point them in the direction of this brief but well written and well argued book. It will probably change their mind. Overall I th...
Just as a caveat: I haven't watched the TED talk from which this is based. I have read two of her other books: 'Americanah' (which I really liked) and 'Purple Hibiscus' (which I didn't). So, I have some familiarity with her work. Adichie takes the reader/watcher through feminism and why we constru...