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The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 26

From Neil Gaiman to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these are the hottest fiction and non-fiction titles of the week The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 26 appeared first on

Backtalk: Adichie's Transphobic Remarks & Trouble at Thinx

Amy Lam This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the latest in our problematic faves: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's transphobic remarks. Bitch Media's Global Feminism Writing Fellow, Aqdas Aftab's piece, "Reading Chimamanda Adichie Today: On Racism...Show More Summary

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 19

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book debuts in the top spot of our non-fiction list. See what else flew off the shelves The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Mar. 19 appeared first on

What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Got Right—And Really Wrong—About Trans Women And Male Privilege

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The leading feminist questions whether we are “real” women, but she’s opening the door to a complex conversation. Can we handle it?

New York’s Great Big City Book Club

New Yorkers have voted Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies novel Americanah as the first selection of the One Book, One New York program in which everyone reads the same book.

Reading Chimamanda Adichie Today

Aqdas Aftab Aqdas Aftab is the 2017 Global Feminism Writing Fellow at Bitch Media Reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions last week was a complicated experience for me. I began...Show More Summary

Want a Feminist Daughter, Dad? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Has Advice for You, Too

In “Dear Ijeawele,” new at No. 4 in hardcover nonfiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie counsels a childhood friend on how to raise empowered girls.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On 'Americanah' Winning One Book, One New York

New Yorkers have spoken, and they want to read Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 novel about a young Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who comes to the U.S. to study and begin her career, and her first love, Obinze, who stays and builds...Show More Summary

How to Talk to All the Other People on the New York Subway Also Reading Americanah As Part of the City’s Book Program

Today, the New York mayor’s office announced that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2014 novel Americanah is the city’s “One Book, One New York” pick. The novel, which follows a Nigerian woman named Ifemelu who immigrates to the U.S., was chosen after NYC commuters cast a series of votes in the subway ... More »

New Yorkers just selected a book for the entire city to read in America's biggest book club

A warning to all New Yorkers: If everyone on the subway seems to be reading the same book this spring, you're not going crazy. New York City residents have picked "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the winning book for the "One...Show More Summary

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Blueprint for Feminism

Ms. Adichie’s book “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” challenges mothers to raise feminist daughters.

Trans Women & the Myth of Male Privilege

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Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's division of cis and trans experiences are misguided.

Welcome to the New Liberal Transphobia

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie doesnt believe trans women are women because they once had the privilege of being men. And shes not alone.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's tips for raising the next generation of feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has long been vocal about why we need more feminists in the world. But, the novelist's latest book is a practical guide in how to raise a generation of feminists — something she believes is "more urgent now than...Show More Summary

Trans Women Are Women. This Isn’t a Debate

Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been a favorite of mine since I first saw her “We Should All Be Feminists” speech. It was just a few months shy of Beyoncé’s release of her iconic anthem “Flawless,” which heavily sampled Adichie’s stripped-down thesis on what feminism means. Read more...

Laverne Cox Responds to Chimamanda Adichie’s Comments About Trans Women and Male Privilege

On Friday feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave an interview with BBC Channel 4, during which she discussed what she sees as a distinction between the lives of trans and cisgender women. The Americanah author said in part, “I think if you’ve lived in the world as a man with ... More »

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie angers transgender community

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian novelist and outspoken feminist, drew criticism from transgender activists after suggesting that the experiences of transgender women are different from women whose gender was assigned female at birth. Adichie, known for her novels “Half of a Yellow Sun” and...

Laverne Cox Responded to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Argument That Trans Women Aren’t Women

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The "trans women have experienced male privilege and are thus not women" argument is tired, but persistent—and seemingly immortal.

Becoming a Feminist: Comparing Angela Davis and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Takes on Trans Women

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

They weren’t on the same stage at the same time, but their presence at London’s Women of the World festival had the same effect as an actual debate.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Under Fire For Comments About Trans Women

Feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has found herself at the center of a controversy over gender identity after comments she made about transgender women during an interview, which can be viewed in the clip above, recently wentShow More Summary

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