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A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.



'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.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780008115272
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Publication Date: 9 Oct 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 16(H) x 11.1(L) x 0.6(W)
Weight (gm): 60

 

Reviews

'The book I'd press into the hands of girls and boys, as an inspiration for a future "world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves"' Books of the Year, Independent

'One and a half million YouTube viewings later, this small but perfectly formed talk has become an equally small but perfectly formed book, thanks to Fourth Estate. The perfect size in fact for handbags, pockets and Christmas stockings. There really is no excuse not to buy several' Harpers Bazaar

Praise for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

'A writer with a great deal to say' The Times

'Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.' Chinua Achebe

'Adiche [has] virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity' Dave Eggers

'Adichie is terrific on human interactions ... Adichie's writing always has an elegant shimmer to it ... Wise, entertaining and unendingly perceptive' Independent on Sunday

'[Adichie] is recording the history of her country. She is fortunate - and we, her readers, are even luckier.' Edmund White

 

Author Biography

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction; and acclaimed story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. Americanah, was published around the world in 2013, received numerous awards and was named one of New York Times Ten Books of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
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