Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
  • Title : Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0735273421
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An instant feminist classic, and perfect gift for all parents, women, and people working towards gender equality. Here is a brilliant, beautifully readable, and above all practical expansion of the ideas this iconic author began to explore in her bestselling manifesto, We Should All Be Feminists. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking how to raise her new baby girl a feminist. Although she has written and spoken out widely about feminism, Adichie wasn't sure how to advise her friend Ijeawele. But as a person who'd babysat, had loved her nieces and nephews, and now, too, was the mother of a daughter herself, she thought she would try. So she sent Ijeawele a letter with some suggestions--15 in all--which she has now decided to share with the world. Compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive, Dear Ijeawele offers specifics on how we can empower our daughters to become strong, independent women. Here, too, are ways parents can raise their children--both sons and daughters--beyond a culture's limiting gender prescriptions. This short, sharp work rings out in Chimamanda's voice: infused with deep honesty, clarity, strength, and above all love. She speaks to the important work of raising a girl in today's world, and provides her readers with a clear proposal for inclusive, nuanced thinking. Here we have not only a rousing manifesto, but a powerful gift for all people invested in the idea of creating a just society--an endeavour now more urgent and important than ever.


We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All be Feminists
  • Title : We Should All be Feminists
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 110191176X
  • Pages : 52
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Offers an updated definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.


Seeing Like a Feminist by Nivedita Menon

Seeing Like a Feminist
  • Title : Seeing Like a Feminist
  • Author : Nivedita Menon
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 9780143067429
  • Pages : 252
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A bold and wide ranging book which reaorders contemporary contemporary society through a feminist lens.


A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Ernest N. Emenyonu

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Title : A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Author : Ernest N. Emenyonu
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN Code : 1847011624
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Frontcover -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Narrating the Past: Orality, History & the Production of Knowledge in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- 2. Deconstructing Binary Oppositions of Gender in Purple Hibiscus: A Review of Religious/Traditional Superiority & Silence -- 3. Adichie & the West African Voice: Women & Power in Purple Hibiscus -- 4. Reconstructing Motherhood: A Mutative Reality in Purple Hibiscus -- 5. Ritualized Abuse in Purple Hibiscus -- 6. Dining Room & Kitchen: Food-Related Spaces & their Interfaces with the Female Body in Purple Hibiscus -- 7. The Paradox of Vulnerability: The Child Voice in Purple Hibiscus -- 8. 'Fragile Negotiations': Olanna's Melancholia in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 9. The Biafran War & the Evolution of Domestic Space in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 10. Corruption in Post-Independence Politics: Half of a Yellow Sun as a Reflection of A Man of the People -- 11. Contrasting Gender Roles in Male-Crafted Fiction with Half of a Yellow Sun -- 12. 'A Kind of Paradise': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Claim to Agency, Responsibility & Writing -- 13. Dislocation, Cultural Memory & Transcultural Identity in Select Stories from The Thing Around Your Neck -- 14. 'Reverse Appropriations' & Transplantation in Americanah -- 15. Revisiting Double Consciousness & Relocating the Self in Americanah -- 16. Adichie's Americanah: A Migrant Bildungsroman -- 17. 'Hairitage' Matters: Transitioning & the Third Wave Hair Movement in 'Hair', 'Imitation' & Americanah -- Appendix: The Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Index


Law and Humanities by Helle Porsdam

Law and Humanities
  • Title : Law and Humanities
  • Author : Helle Porsdam
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108427553
  • Pages : 225
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Promoting cultural and scientific creativity, and knowledge and understanding, cultural rights work as atrocity prevention tools and enable people to aspire to a better future.


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah
  • Title : Americanah
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Fourth Estate
  • ISBN Code : 9780008205225
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYâe(tm)S WOMENâe(tm)S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of âe~Half of a Yellow Sun,âe(tm) a powerful story of love, race and identity. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning âe~Americanahâe(tm) is a richly told story of love and expectation set in todayâe(tm)s globalized world.


Writers & Company by Eleanor Wachtel

Writers & Company
  • Title : Writers & Company
  • Author : Eleanor Wachtel
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0394227387
  • Pages : 301
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Title : Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • ISBN Code : 9780307373540
  • Pages : 560
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before. From the Hardcover edition.


Can We All Be Feminists? by June Eric-Udorie

Can We All Be Feminists?
  • Title : Can We All Be Feminists?
  • Author : June Eric-Udorie
  • Publisher : Virago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780349009889
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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'The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read' BUSTLE 'A map for how feminism can move forward inclusively' GRAZIA' Edited by the amazing activist June Eric-Udorie, this is not just a key read but a mandatory one' STYLIST Why do so many women struggle to fully identify with the word 'feminist'? Why is intersectionality so important? How can we make feminism more inclusive? In Can We All Be Feminists? seventeen writers from diverse backgrounds wrestle with these questions, exploring what feminism means to them in the context of their other identities - from a hijab-wearing Muslim to a disability rights activist to a transgender journalist. Edited by the inspiring activist and writer June Eric-Udorie, this impassioned, thought-provoking collection offers a vision for a new feminism that is truly for all. Including essays by: Soofiya Andry, Gabrielle Bellot, Caitlin Cruz, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, Evette Dionne, Aisha Gani, Afua Hirsch, Juliet Jacques, Wei Ming Kam, Mariya Karimjee, Eishar Kaur, Emer O'Toole, Frances Ryan, Zoé Samudzi, Charlotte Shane, and Selina Thompson. Shortlisted for the 2019 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing


The Shivering by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Shivering
  • Title : The Shivering
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0525431896
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection On the day a plane crashed in Nigeria, Ukamaka lets into her apartment a neighbor in a Princeton sweatshirt she’d never met before to keep her company and pray. United in a common loss, Ukamaka is glad to have someone she can confide in about her home, her ex-boyfriend, her life as a graduate student in the United States, and her ambitions. But, in her eagerness to discover a new friend in Chinedu, Ukamaka is slow to realize the tragic and desperate secrets he is protecting from her. In this poignant, stirring short depicting the solitary lives that immigrants face in the United States, acclaimed author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie celebrates faith and the fragile ties that can grant salvation. An ebook short.


You in America by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

You in America
  • Title : You in America
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789966700803
  • Pages : 22
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Imitation by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Imitation
  • Title : Imitation
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • ISBN Code : 034581102X
  • Pages : 30
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  • Language : English
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Nkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria. In this high-intensity story of passion and the masks we all wear, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the acclaimed novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah and winner of the Orange Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. “Imitation” is a selection from Adichie’s collection The Thing Around Your Neck. An eBook short.


The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Thing Around Your Neck
  • Title : The Thing Around Your Neck
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0307375234
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman, and the young mother at the centre of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichie’s prodigious literary powers. From the Hardcover edition.


Girl Up by Laura Bates

Girl Up
  • Title : Girl Up
  • Author : Laura Bates
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 150116919X
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presents advice for young women on dealing with sexism and negative social media, discussing how to deal with cyber bullying, body shaming, and mental health issues and foster a positive self-image and healthy relationships.


What I Told My Daughter by Nina Tassler

What I Told My Daughter
  • Title : What I Told My Daughter
  • Author : Nina Tassler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476734674
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Edited by Nina Tassler, the chairman of CBS Entertainment, a collection of original essays from notable, accomplished women in politics, academia, athletics, the arts, and business offering advice for raising a new generation of empowered girls. Nina Tassler is, by any standard, a trailblazer. She holds one of the highest positions at CBS Corp., one of the world's most prominent media companies; she serves on the boards of prominent institutions; and she's a devoted wife and mother. It's hard to imagine a better role model for a young woman. But while attending a volleyball tournament with her daughter, Nina realized that the absence of sports from her own girlhood meant that she didn't always know how to talk to her daughter about what it means to be a female athlete, or about how women could succeed in the often male-dominated field of sports. Nina realized that her perspective on what feminism means--on what being a woman means--is singular and informed by her own journey and that perhaps other mothers may have their own limitations, subjects outside their purview. In What I Told My Daughter, a kaleidoscope of successful women from all walks of life--from celebrities to business executives, academics to law enforcement to philanthropic and humanitarian leaders including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madeleine Albright, Geena Davis, Brooke Shields, Norah O'Donnell, First Lady Laura Bush, Pat Benatar, Gloria Estefan, Christine Baranski, Sheila Bair, Peggy Orenstein, and Gloria Allred--share anecdotes about the stories they've told their own daughters to in still in them the belief that they are capable of doing whatever they set their minds to, and that even as they struggle to find their own way, they are far from alone.


Why Loiter? by Shilpa Phadke,Sameera Khan,Shilpa Ranade

Why Loiter?
  • Title : Why Loiter?
  • Author : Shilpa Phadke,Sameera Khan,Shilpa Ranade
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • ISBN Code : 0143415956
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presenting an original take on women’s safety in the cities of twenty-first century India, Why Loiter? maps the exclusions and negotiations that women from different classes and communities encounter in the nation’s urban public spaces. Basing this book on more than three years of research in Mumbai, Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan and Shilpa Ranade argue that though women’s access to urban public space has increased, they still do not have an equal claim to public space in the city. And they raise the question: can women’s access to public space be viewed in isolation from that of other marginal groups? Going beyond the problem of the real and implied risks associated with women’s presence in public, they draw from feminist theory to argue that only by celebrating loitering—a radical act for most Indian women—can a truly equal, global city be created.


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,Susan Elkin

Purple Hibiscus
  • Title : Purple Hibiscus
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,Susan Elkin
  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • ISBN Code : 9781444121452
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: - Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style- Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification- Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline CONTENTS: Introduction Context Plot and structure Characterisation Themes Style Tackling the assessments Assessment objectives and skills Sample essays Answers


The Perfect Weapon by David E. Sanger

The Perfect Weapon
  • Title : The Perfect Weapon
  • Author : David E. Sanger
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0451497902
  • Pages : 378
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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SOON TO BE AN HBO® DOCUMENTARY FROM AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR JOHN MAGGIO * "An important--and deeply sobering--new book about cyberwarfare" (Nicholas Kristof, New York Times), now updated with a new chapter. The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents--Bush and Obama--drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran's nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, during President Trump's first year, turned back on the United States and its allies. And if Obama would begin his presidency by helping to launch the new era of cyberwar, he would end it struggling unsuccessfully to defend against Russia's broad attack on the 2016 US election. Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution, where everyone is a target. "Timely and bracing . . . With the deep knowledge and bright clarity that have long characterized his work, Sanger recounts the cunning and dangerous development of cyberspace into the global battlefield of the 21st century." --Washington Post


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus
  • Title : Purple Hibiscus
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0345808118
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood, between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.


Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, Purple Hibiscus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three-Book Collection by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, Purple Hibiscus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three-Book Collection
  • Title : Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, Purple Hibiscus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three-Book Collection
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007588534
  • Pages : 1184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times ‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent ‘Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.’ Guardian


Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti

Full Frontal Feminism
  • Title : Full Frontal Feminism
  • Author : Jessica Valenti
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • ISBN Code : 1580055729
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com. Full Frontal Feminism is a smart and relatable guide to the issues that matter to today’s young women. This edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what’s happened in the seven years since Full Frontal Feminism was originally published. With new openers from Valenti in every chapter, the book covers a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more. Chapters include: You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear. Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips) Pop Culture Gone Wild The Blame (and Shame) Game If These Uterine Walls Could Talk Material World My Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases “Real” Women Have Babies I Promise I Won’t Say “Herstory” Boys Do Cry Beauty Cult Sex and the City Voters, My Ass A Quick Academic Aside Get to It Since its original publication, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers—yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty cool.


Why I Am Not a Feminist by Jessa Crispin

Why I Am Not a Feminist
  • Title : Why I Am Not a Feminist
  • Author : Jessa Crispin
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • ISBN Code : 1612196020
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more. Why I Am Not A Feminist is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression. Praise for Jessa Crispin, and The Dead Ladies Project "I'd follow Jessa Crispin to the ends of the earth." --Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex "Read with caution . . . Crispin is funny, sexy, self-lacerating, and politically attuned, with unique slants on literary criticism, travel writing, and female journeys. No one crosses genres, borders, and proprieties with more panache." --Laura Kipnis, author of Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation "Very, very funny. . . . The whole book is packed with delightfully offbeat prose . . . as raw as it is sophisticated, as quirky as it is intense." --The Chicago Tribune


I've Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy

I've Been Meaning to Tell You
  • Title : I've Been Meaning to Tell You
  • Author : David Chariandy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1635572878
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Stunning. A precise puncturing of the post-racial bubble." --Nafkote Tamirat For readers of Between the World and Me and We Should All Be Feminists, an intimate and profound meditation on the politics of race today, from prizewinning novelist David Chariandy. I can glimpse, through the lens of my own experience, how a parent or grandparent, encouraged to remain silent and feel ashamed of themselves, may nevertheless find the strength to voice directly to a child a truer story of ancestry. When a moment of ignored-in-the-moment bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask, "What happened?" David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. The son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experience of growing up as a visible minority in the land of his birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future.


Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli

Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
  • Title : Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
  • Author : Valeria Luiselli
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0008271933
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A moving, eye-opening polemic about the US-Mexico border and what happens to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Mexican and Central American children arriving in the US without papers


One World by Chris Brazier

One World
  • Title : One World
  • Author : Chris Brazier
  • Publisher : New Internationalist
  • ISBN Code : 1906523134
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A collection of twenty-three short stories from around the world includes contributions by such authors as Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, India's Lucinda Nelson Dhavan, and Botswana's Lauri Kubuitsile.


The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories by Laura Furman

The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories
  • Title : The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories
  • Author : Laura Furman
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 9780307472366
  • Pages : 479
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A collection of short stories judged to be the best in America and Canada for 2010 presents a selection of short fiction, along with essays by the three judges and commentary from the twenty prize winners.


When Everything Changed by Gail Collins

When Everything Changed
  • Title : When Everything Changed
  • Author : Gail Collins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0316071668
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" (People). When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign. This was a time of cataclysmic change, when, after four hundred years, expectations about the lives of American women were smashed in just a generation. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins's keen research -- covering politics, fashion, popular culture, economics, sex, families, and work -- When Everything Changed is the definitive book on five crucial decades of progress. The enormous strides made since 1960 include the advent of the birth control pill, the end of "Help Wanted -- Male" and "Help Wanted -- Female" ads, and the lifting of quotas for women in admission to medical and law schools. Gail Collins describes what has happened in every realm of women's lives, partly through the testimonies of both those who made history and those who simply made their way. Picking up where her highly lauded book America's Women left off, When Everything Changed is a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which this beloved New York Times columnist is known. Older readers, men and women alike, will be startled as they are reminded of what their lives once were -- Father Knows Best and My Little Margie on TV; daily weigh-ins for stewardesses; few female professors; no women in the Boston marathon, in combat zones, or in the police department. Younger readers will see their history in a rich new way. It has been an era packed with drama and dreams -- some dashed and others realized beyond anyone's imagining.


The Periodic Table of Feminism by Marisa Bate

The Periodic Table of Feminism
  • Title : The Periodic Table of Feminism
  • Author : Marisa Bate
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • ISBN Code : 1580058698
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A cleverly nerdy review of feminist history told through the wide range of women who have shaped it, from Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Oprah to Beyoncé and The Spice Girls A quirky, intelligent, and stylish review of the feminist movement, told through the stories of standout figures who have shaped it, The Periodic Table of Feminism charts the impact of female leaders from Betty Friedan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Michelle Obama and Oprah. Using the periodic table as a categorical device, the featured women are divided into "chemical" groups to show how the women and the battles they fought speak to each other across time and geography: Precious Metals: the face of the movements, like Simone De Beauvoir and Gloria Steinem Catalysts: Pioneers and fire-starters, like Susan B. Anthony and Sheryl Sandberg Conductors: The organizers, like Sojourner Truth and Rebecca Solnit Diatomics: Women working together, like The Spice Girls and The Women's Equality Party Stabilizers: Pacifists, like Margaret Atwood, Lindy West, and Eve Ensler Explosives: Radicals, anarchists, and violent uprisers, like Adrienne Rich and Roxane Gay Rejectors: "I am not a feminist" proclaimers, like Alice Walker and Sarah Jessica Parker With clever "top 10" lists--such as Feminists in Fiction, Feminists Before Feminism, Best Women's Marches, and Male Feminists--plus 120 meme-ready illustrations and inspiring pull quotes, this essential guide to feminism offers courage and inspiration for a new generation.


Hot Feminist by Polly Vernon

Hot Feminist
  • Title : Hot Feminist
  • Author : Polly Vernon
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781473612198
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Bold, brilliant, sharp and funny...it urges women to be less judgemental of each other and of themselves. It's an idea that shouldn't be revolutionary but is.' Elizabeth Day Polly Vernon, Grazia columnist, Times feature writer (hair-flicker, Brazilian-waxer, jeans obsessive, outrageous flirt) presents a brave new perspective on feminism. Drawing on her dedicated, life-long pursuit of hotness - having dismissed many of the rules on 'good' feminism at some point in the early 90s - she'll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about being a feminist when you care about how you look. When part of your brain is constantly monologuing on fashion. When you check out your own reflection in every reflective surface. When your depilation practices are pretty much out of control. When you just really want to be fancied. Hot Feminist is based on a principle of non-judgment (because there's enough already), honesty about how often we mess this up, and empowerment through looks. Part memoir, part road map, it's a rolling, raucous rejection of all those things we're convinced we shouldn't think / wear/ feel/ say/ buy/ want - and a celebration of all the things we can. It is modern feminism, with style, without judgment


Feminist Rani by Shaili Chopra,Meghna Pant

Feminist Rani
  • Title : Feminist Rani
  • Author : Shaili Chopra,Meghna Pant
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9353052033
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Feminist Rani is a collection of interviews with path-breaking and fascinating opinion leaders--Kalki Koechlin, Tanmay Bhatt, Gul Panag, Aditi Mittal, Gauri Sawant, and many more. These are women and men who have advocated gender equality and women's rights through their work. These compelling conversations provide a perspective on the evolving concept of feminism in an age when women are taking charge and leading the way.


The H-Spot by Jill Filipovic

The H-Spot
  • Title : The H-Spot
  • Author : Jill Filipovic
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • ISBN Code : 1568585489
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you'll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class, location, and identity. In The H-Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has only gotten higher. Never before have women at every economic level had to work so much (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet). Never before have the standards of feminine perfection been so high. And never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, Filipovic contends, many of our country's most contentious political issues -- from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending -- would swiftly be resolved. Filipovic argues that it is more important than ever to prioritize women's happiness-and that doing so will make men's lives better, too. Here, she provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need and a blueprint for how policy, laws, and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all.


Down Girl by Kate Manne

Down Girl
  • Title : Down Girl
  • Author : Kate Manne
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190604980
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Down Girl is a broad, original, and far ranging analysis of what misogyny really is, how it works, its purpose, and how to fight it. The philosopher Kate Manne argues that modern society's failure to recognize women's full humanity and autonomy is not actually the problem. She argues instead that it is women's manifestations of human capacities -- autonomy, agency, political engagement -- is what engenders misogynist hostility.


Era of Ignition by Amber Tamblyn

Era of Ignition
  • Title : Era of Ignition
  • Author : Amber Tamblyn
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 1984822993
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times from one of the founders of Time's Up: actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn. With a new afterword * "A work of personal upheaval and political reckoning."--Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad Amber Tamblyn has emerged as an outspoken advocate for women's rights. But she wasn't always so bold and self-possessed. In her late twenties, after a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition--a time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads us to challenge the status quo. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country is going through an Era of Ignition of its own, and she set about agitating for change by initiating a dialogue about gender inequality. In this deeply personal exploration of modern feminism, she addresses misogyny and discrimination, reproductive rights and sexual assault, white feminism and pay parity--all through the lens of her own experiences as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. At once an intimate meditation and a public reckoning, Era of Ignition is a galvanizing feminist manifesto that is required reading for anyone who wants to help change the world for the better.


Echoes of Fire by Suzanne Wright

Echoes of Fire
  • Title : Echoes of Fire
  • Author : Suzanne Wright
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • ISBN Code : 9781503904880
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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They may not be made for each other, but animal instincts are impossible to ignore. Madisyn Drake is a rare breed of cat shifter...a loner, unpredictably wild, and emotionally distant. A recent betrayal has left her ready to sharpen her claws on the next man she sees...until a prowling wolf with steel-gray eyes and a brooding dark edge challenges her distrust. No matter how fully he satisfies her touch-hunger, Madisyn's not ready to open up again, even if it is oh so gratifying. Bracken Slater has earned his reputation as an indomitable predator. Once broken by grief and guilt, Brack is feeling alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent feline. Convincing her that they're meant for each other is going to take more than branding Madisyn's beautiful neck. She's not interested in joining an unfamiliar pack, much less answering to an alpha. But when threats from both their pasts take shape, their unexpected destiny may be the only thing that can save them.


Girl Rising by Tanya Lee Stone

Girl Rising
  • Title : Girl Rising
  • Author : Tanya Lee Stone
  • Publisher : Ember
  • ISBN Code : 0553511491
  • Pages : 193
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty. Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone deftly uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others.


For Love of Biafra by Amanda N. Adichie

For Love of Biafra
  • Title : For Love of Biafra
  • Author : Amanda N. Adichie
  • Publisher : Spectrum Books Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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UnSelfie by Michele Borba

UnSelfie
  • Title : UnSelfie
  • Author : Michele Borba
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501110039
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"According to Michele Borba, the woman Dr. Drew calls "the most trusted parenting expert in America," there's an empthy crisis among today's youth, who she dubs the "selfie generation." But the good news is that empathy is a skill that can -- and must -- be taught, and in UNSELFIE (her first book for a general trade audience) Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood"--


Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

Wow, No Thank You.
  • Title : Wow, No Thank You.
  • Author : Samantha Irby
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN Code : 0571359280
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Hello, 911? I am the first person at this party. 'Samantha Irby is the king of sparkling misanthropy and tender, loving dread.' Jia Tolentino Staring down the barrel of her fortieth year, Samantha Irby is confronting the ways her life has changed since the days she could work a full 11 hour shift on 4 hours of sleep, change her shoes and put mascara on in the back of a moving cab and go from drinks to dinner to the club without a second thought. Recently, things are more 'Girls Gone Mild.' In Wow, No Thank You Irby discusses the actual nightmare of living in a rural idyll, weighs in on body negativity (loving yourself is a full-time job with shitty benefits) and poses the essential question: Sure sex is fun but have you ever googled a popular meme? 'A laugh. A fart. A snort. Or some combination thereof. Be prepared to totally lose control of the noises that come out of your body while reading the latest essay collection from humor writer Samantha Irby.' Bustle 'The only writer who can make me laugh with abandon in public... Her signature irreverence is intact, of course, but it can't mask the heart she leaves bleeding on the page.' Elle 'Samantha Irby is hilarious... Nothing is off limits and I love it.' Candice Carty-Williams


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah
  • Title : Americanah
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 0307962121
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The bestselling novel—a love story of race and identity—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, 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.


Group Glue by Jeffrey T. Cook

Group Glue
  • Title : Group Glue
  • Author : Jeffrey T. Cook
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780998126616
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Want to take your group, team, or tribe through a questioning experience? Through years of asking questions to his own teams, author Jeffrey T. Cook discovered that questions--asked in a group setting--create an opportunity for the group to experience the answer of a teammate. Those shared stories, over time, lead to teams that bond like GLUE.