We Should All Be Feminists
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: January 2014
We Should All Be Feminists is an essay that was adapted from a TED talk Adichie gave in 2013 about the topic of feminism. It is available as ebook or in paperback.
Adichie neatly and without pathos sums up what feminism is all about, what it means today (because haven’t we gotten past most of the inequality?) and how feminism actually is not only about women. She does so with the help of anecdotes that are inspired by her experiences in Nigeria and the US, and explains the challenges that women face today suggesting that everyone should get involved (and why).
This is a very quick read, not least so because of Adichie’s style that, like in her books (Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah), flows well and is clear and expressive. However, if you are looking for an in-depth essay here, then you better look elsewhere (but not tumblr, please). This really is just an overview, a start if you want so, but by no means a full-blown discourse on feminism. As such, I do recommend it (especially if you want an overview that is outside all the tumblr-rage).