We Should All Be Feminists -  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Date Published: July 19, 2014

Format: Ebook

Source: Own Copy

Date Read: June 30, 2019

Read for COYER Summer 2019



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 read this on the plane and enjoyed the speech for the content but not for the dryness of the writing. Before writing this review, I watched the Ted Talk and had a much better experience with the text. Ms. Adichie had nuanced and humor that didn't come across as well in text as it did in the video (https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists?language=en). I think I also liked how the audience responded, giving the speech much more life. I am keeping the ebook/script so I can refer to it, but I recommend watching the video to get the full affect of this wonderful speech.


Oh, and I cheered mentally when she mentioned she tried to read "feminist classics" and was bored - same here Ms. Adichie.