Synopsis: What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All be Feminists, a personal ,eloquently-argued essay- adapted from her much viewed TEDx Talk of the same name- by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humour 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 behaviours that marginalise 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 experiences- in the U.S, in her native Nigeria, and abroad – offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for men and women, alike. Argued in the same observant , witty and clever prose that has made Achidie a best selling 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.
Ratings: 5/5 ⭐️
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Review: We should all be feminists is a short 50 page book about a TED talk given by the author. It’s a beautiful, compelling read. All the experiences which she has described and mentioned in the bookis something every female all around the world might have gone through in her life and that makes it realistic and strong as a book.
I loved this book especiallybecause of how it’s captured the taboo and myths around feminism and how people react to it and how people have feminism misunderstood.
People always think feminism is hating men but it’s dictionary definition is the equality for all irrespective of gender.
This book won my heart and I hope everyone reads this amazing book !
One of my favourite quotes from the book:
Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we should begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how we start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.
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Until Next Time, HAPPY READING FOLKS!!