Title: We Should All be Feminist
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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.
48 pages is all that encompasses this brilliant essay about feminism and about gender roles in our society. I am aware of Ngozi Adichie but this is the first work of hers I have read. It is simple, straightforward, thought-provoking and honest. I lapped up all the words because these were words that had circulated in my thoughts but I had not placed them together. These were feelings I had but did not recognize them enough to name them by name and hold them accountable.
It is the discussion of humans, culture and humanity – how we place certain roles upon children and then those children grow to be adults that shape culture and how that culture is broken and lacking in all the advanced we have otherwise achieved. If you have contemplated picking up this brilliant essay, do so. A quick read, less than an hour and I had instantly found a new favorite.
I definitely look forward to read more of Ngozi Adichie’s work.