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Publisher's Summary

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the best-selling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, based on her 2013 TEDx talk of the same name.

'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently....'

What does feminism mean today?

In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 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 - an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

©2014 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2016 Penguin Random House LLC

Critic Reviews

"The book I'd press into the hands of girls and boys, as an inspiration for a future world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves." (Books of the Year, The Independent)
"One and a half million YouTube viewings later, this small but perfectly formed talk has become an equally small but perfectly formed book, thanks to Fourth Estate. The perfect size in fact for handbags, pockets and Christmas stockings. There really is no excuse not to buy several." ( Harper's Bazaar)

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Incredible piece

Finished listening to it all in one sitting and i absolutely loved it! Really thought-provoking. Well written and beautifully narrated by the author herself. 10/10!!

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A must read (and listen!) for everyone!

Amazing.
Brief, to the point, but with personal examples that are actually universal.
I LOVED hearing her voice, her paused and poignant way of speaking was truly effective in conveying her message.
Totally agree : we should all be feminists.

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Inspiring!

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

I would listen to this book again and again in certain points of my life when the inspiration is be needed.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book made me feel all sorts of emotions. I was angry because of the inequality of the society she tells about, and I was smiling and giggling because of her own reaction to this.

Any additional comments?

It's a very short inspiring story telling about such an important topic.

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  • Superwoman
  • 02-18-17

A wonderful treatise for humanity to read

I would love to see this book on the curriculum of every High School in the world, the plight of women in the 21st Century is deplorable and I think this treatise would help to change this. it is written with intelligence and sensitivity and she reads very well, it gave me hope.

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  • Suswati
  • 01-28-17

A good start in intersectional feminist theory

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie does a great job in explaining the fundamental point of feminism. While it is already known to those versed in such sociological aspects, it is a good start in learning about what it actually is.

I was more interested in her viewpoint of intersectional feminism which brings together the effects of race, class and gender on a person and their position in society. I hope that there will be more literature like this in the future.

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  • a addison
  • 02-03-17

true and profound

I can relate to everything the author wrote every woman's story and the answer to how to tackle gender

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-29-17

I've been thinking about it since I finished

Made me feel guilty and a bit more aware of the issue, not a comfortable listen but necessary.

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  • Ms. Deborah Klayman
  • 01-23-17

A must read book - superb!

A thoughtful, funny and insightful look at feminism through the author's eyes. A must read book - superb!

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  • MamàIsabel
  • 04-23-18

fundamental

A short masterpiece that one should listen to at least once. To be shared and discussed. A foundation of black feminism.

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  • luke
  • 04-13-18

lacks depth of thought due to length of book

lack of depth of thought. I feel as though a novel sized book could allow the author to explore certain thoughts further.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-18

P e r f e c t

A book to read to your sons and daughters. Easily understood. Clear. Beautiful. And funny! I so enjoyed this non-aggressive portrait of why and how humans should be feminists.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-20-18

amazing

45 minutes of inspiration. 45 minutes filled with the real meaning of what feminism truly is. Absolutely recommended.

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  • emma
  • 03-12-18

What is a feminist?

What is a feminist? The Oxford English Dictionary defines a feminist simply as ‘An advocate or supporter of the rights and equality of women’. I expected this short work to be more academic, with more facts and figures, but instead it was a well-written personal essay on the experience of being a woman, in particular in the author's native Nigeria. Read elegantly by the author. Highly recommended.

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  • Kate Mancini
  • 04-21-18

fantastic!

a great quick lost with a good constructive message. a real must listen for all!

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  • Christine
  • 03-18-18

Absolutely great listen

Such an easy listen not only because its short, its well written and well read by Chimamanda herself, but also because it hits so many points that we really must reflect on and start making small changes in our actions. 👏🏾👏🏾

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  • Jess
  • 03-09-18

This resonated with my lived experience as a woma.

I first heard this speech in her charismatic TED Talk. The talk and speech are the same word for word but this slower and more somber reading highlights different nuances in this message of equality and empowerment.
I'm so happy to have heard this talk.

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  • Emmanuel
  • 05-08-17

slightly longer than the Ted talk

if you've already seen the eponymous Ted talk, then you've already heard the meat of it. still, I'm glad to have it here as an always ready reminder of the struggles faced by women and the role I may play in it as a man.

if you haven't heard the talk, you'll enjoy this read thoroughly.