WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE


PLOT SUMMARY:

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 humour 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 behaviours 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.


MY REVIEW:

‘I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness...I like politics and history...I am happily girly. I like high heels and trying on lipsticks.’⁣

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie does it again with another eye opening and thought provoking read. In under 60 pages she raises and highlights so many key questions and statements about what it means to be feminine and what it means to be a feminist. ⁣Just because you like to dress up and wear makeup, doesn’t mean you’re not a feminist. There are so many misconceptions that are so clearly explained in this book.

I love her tone of voice and how unapologetic she is. She is simple stating the facts and her opinion and people can either run with it or not, what we do is of little consequence and won't change how she feels.

I would say I slightly preferred Dear Ijeawele but this is still a goldmine of a read and every time I read one of Ngozi Adichie's books, I fall in love with her as an author even more!

Just read it. ⁣It will take very little of your time and you won’t regret it.

IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:

Eye Opening

Witty

Must Read


FAVOURITE QUOTE:

'My own definition of a feminist is a man or a woman who says "Yes, there's a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better."

All of us, women and men, must do better.'

FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

NA


OVERALL RATING:

10/10

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