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Friday, October 11 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Why We Should All Be Feminists

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In her book-length essay, We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, she explores what it means to be a woman now. Vogue calls the book “Nuanced and rousing.” All incoming freshmen received the book as part of the MasonReads program and Adichie will be in conversation with Dr. Anne Holton, Mason’s interim president, as part of the Freedom and Learning Forums. From alluring fiction that tackles the struggle for identity and purpose like Americanah and promises of freedom in Purple Hibiscus, to Half a Yellow Sun’s engrossing perspectives on the Biafran War, Adichie’s writing never fails to move readers. Sponsored by the Mason Orientation, University Libraries, and African and African American Studies.

Like all Fall for the Book events (except where noted), this event is free and does not require a ticket.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977. She grew up on the campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where her father was a Professor and her mother was the first female Registrar. She studied medicine for a year at Nsukka and then left for the US at the age... Read More →