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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. `I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world.

A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently.

We must also raise our sons differently…’ What does “feminism” mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay – adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 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 – an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.


23 Jun 2021


This book really resonated with me - how we socialise girls and boys to behave has such a profound impact on their ideas about themselves and each other. I really identified with many of the author'rs thoughts, particularly how as women we are taught to be likeable at all times and are punished by society when we do not comply.

05 Jan 2017


“Give this book to everyone you know. The message is simple but too often ignored. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie should be everyone’s feminist icon.”
- Quote from young person at the Southbank YA Weekender

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