In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the 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.
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen SuggestionsAnchor - A powerful statement about feminism today from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” Barack Obama, the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists. A few years ago, chimamanda ngozi adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist.
Dear ijeawele is adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - A new york times best seller ● a skimm Reads Pick ● An NPR Best Book of the Year.
Americanah Ala Notable Books for AdultsAnchor - From one of the world’s great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U. S. And the uk, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, raising universal questions of race and belonging, and the search for identity and a home. Barack obama nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadIfemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West.
Quiet, he instead plunges into a dangerous, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. . The bestselling novel—and one of barack obama’s summer reading picks—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.
Americanah Ala Notable Books for Adults - Beautiful, where despite her academic success, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time.
Men Explain Things to MeHaymarket Books - In her comic, scathing essay “men explain Things to Me, ” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. A product of the california public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.
She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note— because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, including those saying things like, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf ’s embrace of mystery, of not knowing, “He’s trying to kill me!”This book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, of doubt and ambiguity, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women.
Men Explain Things to Me - Writer, the national book critics circle award in criticism, western and indigenous history, historian, both also with haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of american cities; the faraway nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, hope and disaster, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West for which she received a Guggenheim, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, including the books Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, popular power, and the Lannan Literary Award.
Purple Hibiscus: A NovelAlgonquin Books - When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom. Yet, as kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear.
They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. One of the most vital and original novelists of her generation. Larissa macfarquhar, the new yorker from the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria.
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel - As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father’s authority. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school.
Although her papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home—a home that is silent and suffocating. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins’ laughter rings throughout the house.
Half of a Yellow SunAnchor - A haunting story of love and war from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” Barack Obama, the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists. With effortless grace, celebrated author chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s.
We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: ugwu, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene.
Half of a Yellow Sun - Half of a yellow sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.
Bad Feminist: EssaysHarper Perennial - The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad feminist is a sharp, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, funny, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. New york times bestsellera collection of essays spanning politics, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, criticism, Roxane Gay. Pink is my favorite color. If i have an accessory, it is probably pink.
Bad Feminist: Essays - I read vogue, and i’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue. In these funny and insightful essays, django in chains and commenting on the state of feminism today abortion, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman Sweet Valley High of color The Help while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years Girls, Chris Brown.
The Thing Around Your NeckAnchor - Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, these stories map, and longing, sorrow, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. A dazzling story collection from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” Barack Obama.
In these twelve riveting stories, the award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.
Women, Race, & ClassVintage - A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U. S. From abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Crossing Press Feminist SeriesCrossing Press - This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published. These landmark writings are, in lorde's own words, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is.
. Lorde's works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware. New york Times . Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Crossing Press Feminist Series - In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, homophobia, racism, and class, ageism, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change.
The Second SexVintage - Simone de beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman, ” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. Vital and groundbreaking, beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as when it was first published, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.
. Unabridged in english for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation.