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The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times best seller - a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st 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.

©2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2017 Random House Audio

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"Nuanced and rousing." ( Vogue)

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compelling

I've never really heard feminism described this way, and she does such a beautiful job of explaining it in a way that I think does not make Men wrong, and certainly made it easier for me to understand what women go through and the privilege I have simply because I'm a man.

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An Extraordinary Book about Gender Inequality

This book is truly great! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie raises lots of substantial points about gender inequality and backs it up with great examples from Nigeria and America. She makes her point effectively: the time to act is now. I highly recommend it to all.

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For those who are new to feminism...

This is the right book for you! For those well-read feminists out here, the points are somewhat simplistic and this 45 minute essay doesn't provide a lot of new content to the field. Very well written and delivered but really for people who want to understand the basic concepts and need for feminism.

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We must all read this

Imperative reading for our generation and those to come. Having the author read her thoughts and work “to me” was extra special.

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Amazing! I feel empowered and awakened!

I loved every bit of this book. Thank you Chimamanda. As an orphaned African woman, I spend extensive time with women and I particularly saw the disparity between men and women first hand. I am a Feminist at heart, but never had the courage to communicate it. I am thankful that you are enlivening and awakening my desire to live up to my heart's desire.

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great and to the point

This book is great! it gives you an insight to how we can transform the world, just my teaching boy and girls that they are more than their gender.

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This book MUST be translated in every language.

Every culture oversee women presence, Although we are the enginee of society. Women please raise your daughters to be unapologetic proud.

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MUST READ FOR EVERYONE

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie does an outstanding and eloquent job of providing any reader, self-proclaimed feminist or not, a basic run down of the differences in experiences that women have as opposed to men. Through her narration you can hear her read her book with such calm and heartfelt demeanor. I’m inspired by her work and her approach.

Will be buying this book for many family members!

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Concise and Powerful!

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the foremost feminist of the modern era, and in this audio-book she demonstrates why. I really admired how Adichie explains what it means to be a feminist with effortless grace. This is a must-listen for everyone, irrespective of their views on feminism!

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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant...

Chimamanda is such am eloquent writer. I am impressed by this essay and enjoyed every minute. It was a bonus that she read it herself. An essay for everyone!