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.
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- Format: Paperback
- Language: English
- Pages: 64
- Published: 1st November 2014
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- Dimensions: 16cm x 11cm x 0.8cm (pocket size!)
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977 and is the fifth of six children. She originally studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria but at age 19, she left for the US, where she received a scholarship to study communication. She went on to pursue a degree in communication and political science and the completed a master's degree in creative writing. She first started working on her novel, Purple Hibiscus, in her senior year (released in 2003) and is now a multi award-winning author of six books, with her work being translated into over thirty languages. She's appeared in countless publications and her 2012 TEDx Talk, 'We Should All Be Feminists', started a world-wide conversation about feminism and was later published as a book. Chimamanda is now married and has a daughter, and divides her time between Nigeria, where she regularly teaches writing workshops, and the United States.
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