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“We Should All Be Feminists” is the feminist book we needed all along

“We Should All Be Feminists” | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | 49 pages| Vintage Books | Goodreads I love TedTalks, but I very rarely fully absorb the information the way I absorb written material. With that in mind, I picked up this little 8 dollar copy of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists,” which is essentially the written adaptation of her viral Tedx presentation (yes, the one that Beyoncé excerpted). If, like me, you’re the sort who likes to reread poignant sentences and sticky note facts to look up later, perhaps this is the better format for you. As a text,…

Audio Gems in ‘The New Yorker Fiction’s’ Archive

My 9-5 job gets pretty monotonous– I just can’t help it! Thank goodness for “The New Yorker: Fiction” podcast. I don’t listen to it as a podcast, instead opting to go on the website and scour the cities for familiar authors and titles. Here, acclaimed authors read portions of other authors work before discussing the story with host Deborah Treisman. It’s simple, but yet oh so perfect. Authors are reading short stories and/or excerpts, making it a great fit for people looking for something to keep them awake while they’re…uploading several thousand documents to an internal database, for example. Interested? I knew you would…

For the Chimamanda fans: 7 other Woman African Authors to Love

I’m way late on The Broke and Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday, but I really liked this week’s blog topic.  This week is “Books to read if you like insert popular author or book here.” Even though I’m still (slowly) working my way through Americanah, I’m going with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to illustrate there really are a wealth of prolific African woman writers out there. It isn’t comprehensive by any means, but my list is as follows: 1. Ama Ata Aidoo’s (Ghana) The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa (both are short, and  included in the same Longman African Writers book) were…

Reading Plan, Fall 2015

Hey there, beautiful people! I just wanted to pop in with a forecast of what I’ll be reading for the first few months of this blog. Hopefully, that will give some of you the chance to read along with me. Right now, I’m working my way through Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—it’s a book I’ve started many times, but haven’t been able to finish. The “Black Millenials Read, Too!” Facebook reading group that I’m a part of is currently reading it, so it looks like now is the time to finally get past page 44. Simultaneously, I’m finishing Ta-Nehisi Coates’…