If I were still teaching Diversity and Social Justice, this would be a required read for my students as it gets right to the heart of the reason I consider myself a feminist. Just what a nice short read should be — informative, interesting, and full of stories. It reads much like her TED talk on the same subject, so if you have heard that, don’t expect anything radically different.
Beyond that, I’d say just read it. And then go watch her TED talk — and while you are there, watch her talk on the Danger of a Single Story as well.
Turns out this book review is turning into an advertisement for TED. But seriously, both of these TED talks are among my favorites.
Now it is time for me to tackle one of Adichie’s longer works.