We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists is a personal, eloquently-argued essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah.

Here 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—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Published in 2014, this highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller is adapted from the much-admired 2012 TEDx talk of the same name.

We Should All Be Feminists is licensed for publication in 32 languages.

Praise for:

We Should All Be Feminists

"Nuanced and rousing."


"Adichie is so smart about so many things."

San Francisco Chronicle

"The book I'd press into the hands of girls and boys, as an inspiration for a future 'world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves.'"

Books of the Year, Independent

"One and a half million YouTube viewings later, this small but perfectly formed talk has become an equally small but perfectly formed book…there really is no excuse not to buy several."

Harper's Bazaar

"Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists might just be the most important book you read all year…Based on a TEDx talk the Nigerian writer gave in 2012, We Should All Be Feminists is a potent tour de force on the subject of gender equality; one that whispers rather than shouts and confides rather than chides."

The Telegraph (UK)

"Adichie's essay is probably the most accessible exploration of feminism you'll read anywhere on the Internet. The essay isn't here to trick you, or make you feel terrible. It gives away its ‘point’ in the title…and the rest of the piece follows suit…We Should All Be Feminists [is] a perfect introductory text for those who haven't been exposed to feminism and those who distrust it…Adichie consistently chooses empathy over anger. With skill and infinite care, Adichie paints feminism as an issue that all of humanity should be concerned with."


"An enchanting plea by the award-winning Nigerian novelist to channel anger about gender inequality into positive change. Employing personal experience in her examination of ‘the specific and particular problem of gender,’…Adichie makes her arguments quietly but skillfully. A moving essay that should find its way into the hands of all students and teachers to provoke new conversation and awareness."

Kirkus Reviews

"We Should All Be Feminists is a pocket-sized book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that functions as a non-academic defence of feminism…This book takes what seems obvious to Adichie—and other well-read feminists—and effectively breaks it down into the fundamentals for a wider readership."

Lauren Fornier, Canadian Woman Studies Quarterly Journal

"This is the book that I wish all of my male classmates would have read when I was 16."

Clara Berglund, president of the Swedish Women's Lobby