This is a (slightly edited for book format) transcript of Adichie's TEDxTalk of the same name. We Should All Be Feminists is accessible and intersectional and is an excellent access point to feminism. I also found it a joy to read, however, as a person who knows my way around the basics of women's studies. A fun fact about the TEDxTalk: Beyoncé sampled a portion of it in her song "Flawless"! Recommended By Zoe S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Nuanced and rousing." Vogue
"Adichie is so smart about so many things." San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of award-winning and bestselling novels, including Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, and the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.