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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!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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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  • Rosie
  • 01-17-18

Mind blowing

Fantastic fantastic fantastic, my future son and daughters will be listening to this indefinitely. My dad and boyfriend will be receiving a copy too! She spoke so beautifully about this issue wow I love her!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-17

Well said

Beautifully spoken and wise words...the odd point I’m not quite aligned with but only from a biological perspective....otherwise a wonderful point well said!

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  • Wendy Staden
  • 06-13-17

A great short precis on feminism

This is a really enjoyable listen on the female experience in the modern age. For me, a really well spent 45 mins.

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  • Hedvig Seyersted Sandbu
  • 06-11-17

Short but does the job

I've been recommended this book, and the author so many times, but didn't expect the book to be so short. Having seen a few TED talks by Adichie I'd also heard some of her anecdotes before. It gives a good glimpse into her experiences with gender issues, but I had expected more.

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  • S S.
  • 05-28-17

Listen but not necessarily learn

If you could sum up We Should All Be Feminists in three words, what would they be?

Covered old ground

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really

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I think I should have realised that as a feminist this would be preaching to the converted

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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.