What does “feminism” mean today?
In We Should All Be Feminists, this personal, eloquently argued essay, Chimamanda Ngozi 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 – an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
Enjoy this empowering extract today.
Today marks the publication day of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists on Audible, read by the woman herself.
‘I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.
Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States of America. Mainstream media and at least 50% of the US population (plus approximately 100% of the world) are still reeling. Here’s how 4th Estate authors met the news the morning of November 9th, 2016.
It has been 10 years since Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Orange Prize-winning masterpiece Half of a Yellow Sun was published. Last year the novel was awarded the prestigious honour of the The Baileys Prize Best of the Best and this year we celebrate the 10th Anniversary with a set of stunning new editions. All four books are available now at all good bookshops, or via the links below.
As we’ve been seeing across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc for the past two weeks, you guys are in love with our Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reissues. Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck and Americanah have had a makeover by cover designer Jo Walker and boy, do they look good. Read more…
Here at 4th Estate we’ve been celebrating International Women’s Day, which comes as no surprise considering the wonderful array of female writers we publish. And so, to mark this momentous occasion, we wanted to share insightful snippets of what it’s like to be a woman by a selection of these revered writers – from being a feminist, and telling our stories, to gender bias in the way we eat, tropes in films, and the stereotypes attached to beauty. Read more…
Merry Christmas! If, like us, you’ve had your dinner and would like to take yourself to a quiet corner with something good to read and a cup of tea (or a second Christmas dinner- why not?) , rather than get into yet another discussion about politics or similar tricky topics with your aunt’s husband, then we have a treat for you.
Kindle have discounted a whopping 12 of our bestselling titles. Just click on the tiny price next to each title below and you’ll be able to read Wolf Hall, Americanah, All the Light We Cannot See, Pretty Honest and many more in an instant. With enough titles to take you through to 2016, you’ll have a very happy new year too. Read more…