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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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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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Brilliant

Such a great quick piece of brilliance. Loved how the author was able to boil down all the tangled and complicated rhetoric surrounding “feminism” to an approachable and necessary concept. She makes the irrefutable argument “yes, we should all be feminists.” Loved it! Required reading for 2018!

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Excellent!

This short piece is everything. Women and Men should listen.
Direct, to the point and truthful.

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a piece of perfection.

rarely to I unwaveringly love all of something. I often struggle with or find fault in a minor aspect here or there. but not this. this is perfect in every way. I wish for ever man, woman and child to read this and explore it's full meaning together.
read by the author additionally perfect.

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A concise and effective primer

I love Adichie’s reading of her work and will recommend both the spoken and written editions of “We Should All Be Feminists” to many in my life who are new to considerations of gender inequality. This is a decidedly a quick (or slim) read and serves as more of an introduction than a deep-dive into contemporary feminism. Personally, I delighted in this efficient book as an introduction not to feminism but to the author, and hope to find more thorough, analytical (as opposed to anecdotal, upon which this book is reliant) works by her next.

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powerfully articulate

Though short, this piece articulates unspoken aspects of social norms I would have struggled to identify otherwise. Adichie is well positioned to describe the sometimes invisible and nuanced social norms we behave under without question. awareness is key, and Adichie does it without being aggressive, pointed, or pedantic. she speaks from personal, relatable expaerience, and I thank her for that.

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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.