We Should All Be Feminists (Paperback)
This essay is one of the times Adichie powerfully lets us know that feminism is not defined by those who seek to defile the word with stereotypes. Feminism is about equality and about not accepting something as “normal” or “natural” just because it has become “the norm.” Adichie communicates this message without complicated jargon; she uses everyday language and everyday experience and frames her argument in terms of human rights. This short book is packed with tools to help us explain why feminism is for everyone. This is an important read.— Chad
The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama).
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, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. 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 is the author of award-winning and bestselling novels, including Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, and the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. 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