Every 16-Year-Old In Sweden Will Read Chimamanda Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists”

“I hope that the 16-year-olds that will read this book in Sweden will also decide that they’re feminists.”

1. Last year, award-winning author Chimamanda Adichie published a book titled We Should All Be Feminists, based on her famous Tedx Talk from 2013.

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2. You know, the one featured in Beyoncé’s “Flawless.”

3. The Swedish translation of the book was just released yesterday and according to the Swedish Women’s Lobby, every single 16-year-old in the country will receive a copy.

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4. “When I was 16 I don’t think I knew what the word ‘feminist’ meant. I don’t think I knew the word at all. But I was a feminist,” Adichie said in a video she made for the high schoolers.

5. “And I hope that the 16-year-olds that will read this book in Sweden will also decide that they’re feminists.”

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6. Clara Berglund, the chair of the Swedish Women’s Lobby, said she’s excited for the high schoolers to read We Should All Be Feminists:

“This is the book I would have wanted to get for all the guys in my class when I was 16 years old. That is why it is so important that we contribute to this project. It is a gift to all students in grades two, but also a gift to ourselves and to future generations.”

7. Bow down to the flawless Chimamanda.

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