Book Review – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Title: We Should All Be FeministsSpring Book Review Button
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 9781101911761
No. of Pages: 64
Genre: Nonfiction
Origins: Mine. All mine.
Release Date: 3 February 2015


“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.”

My Thoughts: If you have not had a chance to read this short little gem of a book, then you need to drop what you are doing right now and read it. Its message of true gender equality and what that means is so simple and yet so profound. Ms. Adichie strips away the negative connotations from the word “feminist” and shines a light on its true meaning. She does so in a placatory manner, showing through her words and her mannerisms that being a feminist does not mean being a bra-burning, hate-spewing radical. Her frank speech is refreshing in not only its message but its encompassing nature. We Should All Be Feminists should be a mandatory reading assignment for every man, woman, and child on this planet.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

BOTTOM LINE: Stunning in its simple but powerful message.

13 Responses to Book Review – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  1. Sarah's Book Shelves
    May 11, 2016 | 6:33 AM

    I need to read this. Hope to do it this year!

    • Michelle
      May 16, 2016 | 4:11 PM

      You could squeeze it in while eating dinner or waiting in line – it is that short!

  2. Amanda
    May 11, 2016 | 11:26 AM

    Yes! So profound for something so short!

  3. Jenny @ Reading the End
    May 11, 2016 | 8:40 PM

    Such a great little speech. And I don’t know if you’ve read any of her fiction, but I also do highly recommend that. She’s a stellar writer, and I’ve liked all three of her novels a lot. (I have begun pining for her to write a new one. :p)

    • Michelle
      May 16, 2016 | 4:14 PM

      I have not yet read any of her novels. They are on my wish list though!

  4. Stephanie
    May 15, 2016 | 8:48 AM

    I love Adichie’s fiction, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. It sounds wonderful.

    • Michelle
      May 16, 2016 | 4:28 PM

      And here I have yet to read Adichie’s fiction!

  5. Kailana
    May 15, 2016 | 11:31 AM

    I read this earlier this year and really liked it!!

  6. Lisa
    May 19, 2016 | 8:22 PM

    Will head off to order this!

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