Really Really Short Review: We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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We Should All Be Feminist - Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePublisher: Anchor (February 3rd 2015)
Paperback: 48 pages
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Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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.


I often make the mistake of thinking that something that is obvious to me is just as obvious to everyone else.


A super quick, easy and straightforward read, everyone really should read this because really we all should be feminist.

In the words of CNA:

My own definition of feminist is a man or woman who says ‘Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better.’

All of us, women and men, must do better.

Can I quote the whole book?

But seriously, if you’re not sure what feminism is or need some examples for why we do need feminism, this book can help you with that.

CNA gives us a great essay on why feminism is important to everyone, and why we need change. So I guess in the end, this is an essay on gender, because whether you’re a he or a she, it’s going to affect you.

It’s 48 pages of awesome, go forth and read it.

Author: Cyn

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10 Replies to “Really Really Short Review: We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

  1. Definitely going to check this out. Thanks for the review!

    1. Yay! Hope you enjoy it, it’s a fantastic read 🙂

  2. I loved this book! It was short and to the point and had some great insights. Great review.

    1. Agree!
      Thanks, Cynthia~

  3. Great mini Cyn, this sounds quite good.

    1. It is! Definitely worth checking out 😀

  4. sydneyeditor1 says: Reply

    This sounds like a great introduction to her writing and feminism? Without being overwhelming I mean?

    1. It’s definitely a good intro without being overwhelmed! It’s pretty short and straightforward.

  5. I love the concept behind this book and it definitely sounds really quotable and important! I mean why should anyone have a problem with feminism?!

    1. So many great quotes! Everyone should definitely read it, haha.

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