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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Ijeoma
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 12-10-17

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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Where is the rest of the book?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Let me preface this by saying I love the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- but when I purchased this book I had figured it would be more than a 45 minute snippet. The content is great, but I feel slighted.

Would you recommend We Should All Be Feminists to your friends? Why or why not?

No. There are other books that can delve into these topics more in-depth. This was very bare bones. Anyone with a basic understanding of feminism has nothing to gain here other than reaffirming stories.

Have you listened to any of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes.

Was We Should All Be Feminists worth the listening time?

Eh, not really. It was quick and I felt as though I got invested only to have my investment ripped away from me with the very quick ending.

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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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This is not a full book...

Feel a bit dim, but I assumed a $10 purchase was a full length book. I had actually already heard this talk, and was hoping for an extended look. Oh well...

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Nothing groundbreaking

I was excited to read this because I have heard the author speak and a large function and she was very engaging. There is nothing wrong with the book, it just didn’t tell me anything I did not already know. I do think it would be a great book for people just becoming introduced to the ideas of feminism.

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Beautiful

Would you listen to We Should All Be Feminists again? Why?

I adored Adichie's TedTalk, so when I saw the book I knew I had to have it. It was used in my feminist political science course and I love it!

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  • Andy
  • Westport, CT, United States
  • 04-09-18

Great essay, beautifully read by author

Adichie has a great, expressive voice.

Audiobook is probably even better than reading this on paper.

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  • Mel
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  • 01-01-18

Great book

There are many complicated ideas regarding power, culture, and socialization that are dissected and explained clearly in this short book.

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Should be Necessary Reading

This is an amazing, powerful, and revolutionary essay. And hearing it in Adichie’s voice makes it that much more powerful. This should be necessary reading for every person.