We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

22738563Title: We Should All Be Feminists
 
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
Genre: Feminism
 
Series: n/a
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.49/5
 
 
Synopsis: 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.

 
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What I thought about the book:
Everyone should read this! EVERYONE!
Especially anyone who isn’t sure what a feminist is or thinks that all feminists hate men. This book is for everyone!
 
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My Rating:
5 paws
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3 comments

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this book! And I’m actually not totally sure about feminism, like I don’t know a whole lot about it… which I’m kinda ashamed to admit, honestly. But this sounds like the book I should read to get to know more about it! Thanks so much, Elaine 🙂

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