In this personal, eloquently-argued essay — adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first 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. – Goodreads
If you only ever read one book about feminism, make it this book. If you’re having a hard time making anyone in your life understand why feminism is important, this book makes a perfect argument on your behalf.
Succinct, no-nonsense and above all a really sensible explanation of what feminism is and why we (still) need it. Required reading for…. everyone.
I think it took me less than an hour to read this book, but I felt like I got more out of it than out of several other books I’ve read on the subject that were more than four times longer.
I feel that a short review is fitting for this deceptively thin volume, but if you don’t want to spend the time reading it, you can watch the video instead:
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Published By: Knopf Canada
Released: February 3, 2015 (First published July 29, 2014)
Genre: Essay, Feminism, Human Rights
Date Read: April 4, 2015