Analysis Of Chimamanda Ngozi 's ' We Should All Be Feminists '

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Wellesley’s 2015 graduating class marks 137th commencement address, and in doing so, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives a passionate speech to the “sisters” of Wellesley College. Adichie rests as a prominent figure in modern feminist culture. Adichie was the recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant and has written multiple best seller books focusing on life in Nigeria and gender equality. Adichie’s mother, Grace Ifeoma, was the first female registrar at the University of Nigeria and her father, James Nwoye Adichie, was a professor of statistics at the same university (Daria). About three weeks before Adichie’s commencement speech, her father was abducted and held for ransom in Nigeria (Adichie). Though her father was free at the time of this speech, this horrific and traumatizing event in Adichie’s life, caused her to reevaluate what matters most in her life. For Adichie, feminism is rooted in her heart as a core value. Less than a year before this speech, Adichie released a short book titled, “We Should All Be Feminists”. Not only was this novel published, but Adichie also read it aloud at a “Ted Talk”. Adichie strives to bring awareness to feminism, and encourages both men and women to partake in this movement. Driven by her passionate belief in feminism, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie formulates her speech to inspire women to be themselves, to advocate for what they truly value, and to invite everyone to become feminists.

Adichie begins her speech in an attempt to make the…
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