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We Should All Be Feminists

Length: 51 mins
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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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Amazing!

I wanna give a copy to everyone I know. I think I might start today!

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Chamamanda is so incredible!

She is very touching with her stories. She doesnt have “one single story” very positive book.
Loved it.

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this was good easy listening

I wish it was longer. maybe a little more substantive. I could listed to her voice and this type of content all day.

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Loved it!

What a pleasure to listen to! I agree with everything Chimamanda had to say within this essay, and greatly enjoyed listening to her narrate it! I believe this book should be required reading in every school across the world! This was my first work by Chimamanda, but I plan on reading all the rest of her books as soon as possible!

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Solid Intro to Feminism

This short but meaningful essay, narrated by CNA herself, is a terrific intro for anyone looking to get a simple understanding of feminism before diving much more deeply into the topic.

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Yas!

I loved this book! it is short but packed with knowledge; everyone should read this! I would hope that everyone reading this will keep an open mind about how gender is a social construct and its evolution, or lack thereof, impacts everyone.

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Too short, but so good!

I wish this was longer. So good, well thought out and well spoken. Definitely a needed perspective on the topic.