Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie has had quite a good year. With her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun adapted for the big screens and Lupita Nyong’o breaking news of acquiring rights to Chimamanda’ss best-selling novel Americanh, the award winning author has definitely had a good year.
Last year Beyoncé released a 14-track visual album where one of the songs featured a clip from a speech given by Chimamanda Adichie – now the real video (which has reached over 1 million views on YouTube) has been turned into a textual offering form of a long essay.
The poignant speech We Should All Be Feminists was first delivered back in 2013 at TedxEuston.
We Should All Be Feminists grapples with what feminism means both in different cultural spheres and in the current political climate of today’s society. Through recounting a number of different personal experiences both in Nigeria and the U.S, Adichie describes how she had to unlearn many oppressive understandings about gender that are weaved into the fabric of our society and fed to young girls and boys as they grow into men and woman, sending out a rallying-cry as she proclaims that “more of us should reclaim [feminism].”
Chimamanda Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists will now be available to purchase as an eBook on Tuesday, July 29th, via Vintage Books. Find out more on the release here.