We Should All be Feminists

Valutazione media 4,47
( su 54.296 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780008115272: We Should All be Feminists

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller—a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she 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—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of award-winning and bestselling novels, including Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, and the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

INTRODUCTION

 This is a modified version of a talk I delivered in December 2012 at TEDxEuston, a yearly conference focused on Africa. Speakers from diverse fields deliver concise talks aimed at challenging and inspiring Africans and friends of Africa. I had spoken at a different TED conference a few years before, giving a talk titled ‘The Danger of the Single Story’ about how stereotypes limit and shape our thinking, especially about Africa. It seems to me that the word feminist, and the idea of feminism itself, is also limited by stereotypes. When my brother Chuks and best friend Ike, both co-organizers of the TEDxEuston conference, insisted that I speak, I could not say no. I decided to speak about feminism because it is something I feel strongly about. I suspected that it might not be a very popular subject, but I hoped to start a necessary conversation. And so that evening as I stood onstage, I felt as though I was in the presence of family – a kind and attentive audience, but one that might resist the subject of my talk. At the end, their standing ovation gave me hope.

...

WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS 

Okoloma was one of my greatest childhood friends. He lived on my street and looked after me like a big brother: if I liked a boy, I would ask Okoloma’s opinion. Okoloma was funny and intelligent and wore cowboy boots that were pointy at the tips. In December 2005, in a plane crash in southern Nigeria, Okoloma died. It is still hard for me to put into words how I felt. Okoloma was a person I could argue with, laugh with and truly talk to. He was also the first person to call me a feminist.

I was about fourteen. We were in his house, arguing, both of us bristling with half- baked knowledge from the books we had read. I don’t remember what this particular argument was about. But I remember that as I argued and argued, Okoloma looked at me and said, ‘You know, you’re a feminist.’

It was not a compliment. I could tell from his tone – the same tone with which a person would say, ‘You’re a supporter of terrorism.’

I did not know exactly what this word feminist meant. And I did not want Okoloma to know that I didn’t know. So I brushed it aside and continued to argue. The first thing I planned to do when I got home was look up the word in the dictionary.

Now fast-forward to some years later. In 2003, I wrote a novel called Purple Hibiscus, about a man who, among other things, beats his wife, and whose story doesn’t end too well. While I was promoting the novel in Nigeria, a journalist, a nice, well-meaning man, told me he wanted to advise me. (Nigerians, as you might know, are very quick to give unsolicited advice.)

He told me that people were saying my novel was feminist, and his advice to me – he was shaking his head sadly as he spoke – was that I should never call myself a feminist, since feminists are women who are unhappy because they cannot find husbands.

So I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 9
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.`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. Codice libro della libreria AA89780008115272

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,90
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 21874055-n

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 2,87
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,27
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.`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. Codice libro della libreria AA89780008115272

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97800081152720000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,21
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Editore: Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 3
Da
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Fourth Estate. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0008115273 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Codice libro della libreria YGDA-FBD-00071

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 2,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Editore: Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 4
Da
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Fourth Estate. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0008115273 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Codice libro della libreria YGDA-FBD-03507

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 2,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Editore: Fourth Estate 2014-10-09 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Fourth Estate 2014-10-09, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New , Ready to ship, 5-8 business days worldwide delivery. Codice libro della libreria FGYC1G5254

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 2,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,78
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Edizione Internazionale
Edizione Internazionale

8.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Editore: Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: > 20
Edizione Internazionale
Da
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Fourth Estate. Condizione libro: New. 0008115273 This is an International Edition. Brand New, paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Same Contents as U.S Edition. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 4-7 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO,FPO Address. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria SI_9780008115272

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,57
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Edizione Internazionale
Edizione Internazionale

9.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Edizione Internazionale
Da
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. This is an International Edition Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. We can ship to PO Box address in US. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria I_9780008115272

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,67
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,28
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi
Editore: 4th Estate (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008115273 ISBN 13: 9780008115272
Nuovi Soft cover Quantità: 5
Da
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 4th Estate, 2014. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 394161

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 3,62
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,10
Da: India a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro