We Should All Be Feminists (Paperback)
I chose this book in honor of the Women's March on Washington this month, and because it's a wonderful and important read. There was an article in The Guardian about every 16 year old in Sweden being given a copy of this book, and I thought that was just fantastic. This book is an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk of the same name, and it offers a unique definition of feminism in the 20th century, and why, as the title states, we should all be feminists.— rachel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly acclaimed, provocative essay on feminism and sexual politics—from the award-winning author of Americanah
In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
About the Author
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which was the recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” award; Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essays We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, both national bestsellers. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
“Nuanced and rousing.” —Vogue
“Adichie is so smart about so many things.” —San Francisco Chronicle
"An enchanting plea by the award-winning Nigerian novelist to channel anger about gender inequality into positive change." —KIRKUS
"A call to action, for all people in the world, to undo the gender hierarchy." —Medium