By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rated: 4.6 out of 5 stars
“The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller—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 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.”
This book is a short adaptation of the TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She talks of her experience of sexism growing up in Nigeria and how it has effected her life. It discusses why we still need feminism and why each and every person should be a feminist.
“Personally, I love the eloquent way this essay is worded; it’s persuasive but doesn’t pressure you or force you into agreeing with her. It doesn’t have to because her story speaks for itself. What I think is really important is how she emphasizes the way that feminism is about equality between both sexes, something which is at the core of feminism but is overlooked so often in today’s society.” Reviewer ~ Mansato
This book is tiny, insightful and would make a perfect present as it also looks gorgeous. I highly recommend this to teenagers and young adults who are just being introduced to the concept on feminism, but equally anyone with an interest in the subject would also love it. It’s a great short read and one I wish every person was made to read.
“This short book is most definitely worth the read. I related to many of the things the author wrote, in a more subtle tone than her own experiences and the experiences of the other women she mentioned. As is known by many people to be a feminist is not a bad thing. History shows us that the word “feminism” was demonized in order to suppress the strong ideals of women ahead of their time. If the title of this book turns you away from purchasing this book, I would like to say: give it a chance. It may surprise you to find out how feminism truly stands for “the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes”, rather than the view that it stands for other negative misconceptions.” Reviewer ~ Love