We Should All Be Feminists – Mini-Review

July 24, 2020 in Blog, Reviews - boundbythebook

Book Details

  • Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Non-fiction, Feminism, Women’s, Essays
  • Format(s): Paperback, 64 pages, also available on Kindle, 52 pages
  • On Sale: July 29, 2014 (US)
  • Publisher: Vintage/Anchor/Knopf Doubleday

My (Very) Mini-Review

I really enjoyed this narrative and personal experiences by the author. It was a quick yet powerful read and left me feeling inspired. Her words were passionate and I could really feel the fire in them as I read through to the end.

I would love to see the author add to this book and include the narratives of those that identify as women and their experiences with gender discrimination instead of just those who are cis-gendered women. Otherwise a great read.


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 humor 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 behaviors that marginalize 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, and abroad—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 bestselling 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. 


Synopsis courtesy of GoodReads. Cover Photo courtesy of ShopAtMatter. I was not compensated for this mini-review. All words herein are unpaid and my own.

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