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Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

9. August 2018


Non Fiction/Feminism

What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay.

With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike.

Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.




I want everyone to read this book. It is such a pure view of what feminism is today. It’s important to think about why feminism can often be viewed in certain ways; that all feminists are women who don’t shave and hate men. Because it’s not about that, some feminists might decide to don’t shave or hate men, but you don’t need to be a feminist to do so. I also feel like it’s important to discuss feminism, and what it really means. Why we should all be feminists. It’s also such a short but powerful read with both lessons and flashbacks to Chimamanda’s own life and experiences.

I totally recommend this to everyone. It should be read by everyone, men and women, boys and girls, and she’s and he’s!

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