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The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times best seller from the award-winning author of Americanah. In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from the 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 - 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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every word spoke to me

Too short but so beautiful.
For some reason the sound seemed much lower on this recording than typical for Audible.

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Just wish I could be her friend!!

My 20yo feminist son and I love this woman work and would love to meet her, listen to her live (besides Ted Talk) and be her friend. This work should be mandatory for all highschool students.

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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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A Starting Point

This book is a good starting point for new feminists, but remember feminism is mutli-faceted and intersectional. Adichie describes sex and gender as inseparable, which is only one a highly debated topic among feminists.

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Clear & Concise

I appreciated this book a lot more than I thought I would have.
It’s really confirmed my feelings about ways in which I’ve observed the suppression of feminine energy and given me so much more.
Quick read packed with significant information.
Also, absolutely loved her delivery.
Will be keeping this in my library.

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Everyone should listen

Really worth the listen, although please be warned that this is a speech, not a whole book! I wish I had not used a whole credit for this, as I could have easily just watched her TED Talk on YouTube. That said, I feel that this should be required listening for everyone!

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We Should Indeed

Adichie’s voice and diction makes this such a delight for listening. She captures the unique nature of her experience while illustrating the importance of a more universal acceptance of feminism. This is a truly wholesome work, however brief, and I highly recommend this audio version.

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A clear message we all should listen to

The writer and speaker was especially compelling in her presentation and personal stories, relating thoughts and beliefs about gender from different cultures back to the main point of how sexism negatively affects us all. A clear and concise message everyone needs to hear.

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