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We Should All Be Feminists

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.
What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. With humour and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century - one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviours that marginalise women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences - in the U.S., in her native Nigeria - offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a best-selling novelist, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman today - and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel 'Purple Hibiscus' was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun' won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, 'The Thing Around Your Neck', was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur 'genius' grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker's list of the best 20 writers under 40. Her third novel, 'Americanah', was published to widespread critical acclaim in 2013. 'Half of a Yellow Sun' is now a major feature film, 'Americanah' is in production. She lives in Nigeria.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 52
Erscheinungsdatum 09.10.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-00-811527-2
Verlag HarperCollins
Maße (L/B/H) 16/11/1 cm
Gewicht 62 g
Verkaufsrang 61
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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Zürich am 08.03.2020

I was looking forward to reading this. So many people were raving about this but I find this short essay to be lacking in many things. It's a superficial look on feminism and highly exclusionary. It's basically the no-nutrient fastfood version of feminism. A superficial and mass-friendly version that has little to no substance. ... I was looking forward to reading this. So many people were raving about this but I find this short essay to be lacking in many things. It's a superficial look on feminism and highly exclusionary. It's basically the no-nutrient fastfood version of feminism. A superficial and mass-friendly version that has little to no substance. To make things worse, Adichie excludes large swathes of people in this text and on top of that, she uses sexist stereotypes to further the feminist cause by using ideas about biological determinism. Adichie uses exactly those harmful stereotypes that stiffle gender equality and liberation and presents sexist ideas as feminist facts, e.g. that women are born as caretakers and more sensitive and men are more naturally born violent and protective. On top of that, she confuses sex and gender, only using a binary system, and excludes any sexuality beyond heteronormative notions. There are better Black and African feminist intellectuals. This booklet is honestly an insult and is the pop-sugar, plastick-y, no substance feminism that actually harms the cause. Also, Adichie is proven to have plagiarised other feminist works, so...it's a big No from me.

I would recommend everyone to read this
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 09.07.2019

So much truth contained in so few pages. "Human beings lived in a world in which physical strength was the most important attribute for survival; the physically stronger person was more likely to lead. (...) today we live in a vastly different world. The person more qualified to lead is not the physically stronger person. It is... So much truth contained in so few pages. "Human beings lived in a world in which physical strength was the most important attribute for survival; the physically stronger person was more likely to lead. (...) today we live in a vastly different world. The person more qualified to lead is not the physically stronger person. It is the more intelligent, the more knowledgeable, the more creative, more innovative. And there are no hormones for those attributes." If you are wondering wether or not to pick it up, consider that the book breaks done a complex topic into a small digestible piece of literature you can finish in half an hour. No time is lost and knowledge is gained.

We should all be feminists
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 16.04.2019

Ein Buch, das jede und jeder lesen sollte! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie legt neue Perspektiven auf ein Thema, das uns alle angeht. Sehr empfehlenswert!