Not going to lie, I originally planned to read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, but as we were nearing the end of October and I had this last square to complete on my Cannonball Bingo card, I decided to be strategic and read something rather shorter instead.
Hence this essay, which I’m ashamed to say is the first thing I’ve actually read by Ms. Adichie. Do I own all three of her novels in e-book form? I do indeed. Should I read them to expand my horizons and learn more about the experiences of people very different from myself? Absolutely. This essay of hers about feminism started out as a Tedx-talk, and while I very much agree that we should all be feminists and that women and non-binary individuals need to achieve equal rights to men, I also live in Norway, which for all that there are still strides to be made for equal pay and the like, we are clearly a lot more progressive than many other places in the world, such as Nigeria, which Ms. Adichie speaks about from experience.
Full review on my blog.
Bingo #11: Dwelling (What Moves the Dead), Africa (this), Relation”ship” (It Happened One Summer), Violence (Nettle & Bone), On the Air (Hana Khan Carries On)
Bingo #12: Politics (Jingo), Africa (this), On the Road (Monk and Robot novellas), Queer Lives (All Boys Aren’t Blue), Bodies Bodies (Three Little Words)
Bingo #13 (diagonal): Getaway (Love, Theoretically), Africa (this), North America (Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow), Asia/Oceania (The Dragon and the Pearl), Europe (Anxious People)