The Problem That Has No Name by Betty Friedan is a groundbreaking feminist work that explores the deep-rooted dissatisfaction and unfulfillment experienced by many American women in the mid-20th century. Published in 1963 as part of Friedan’s iconic book “The Feminine Mystique,” this edition includes only two chapters first chapters. The first chapter delves into the profound but often invisible struggles faced by women in their roles as wives and mothers. The second chapter gives a glorious nod to the first feminist wave and the Suffragette movement which paved the way for Friedan’s generation of what is known as the second wave of feminism.
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen SuggestionsAuthors
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This was a great little book with 15 suggestions on how to raise a feminist child. Adichie writes a letter in response to her friend who asked “how can I raise my daughter to be a feminist”.
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Africa’s Tarnished NameAuthors
By Chinua Achebe
This four-essay collection by Chinua Achebe is a masterful work of unapologetic genius. I loved every single word of it.
In the first essay “What is Nigeria to Me?” written in 2008, Achebe wholeheartedly opens up about his own personal and complex relationship with his country. He said it best when he wrote:
Are Prisons Obsolete?Authors
By Angela Y. Davis
In this well-researched and well-structured book, Angela Y. Davis offers the reader detailed contextual backgrounds and historical aspects of the modern prison industrial complex. In its title, Davis poses the question “Are prisons obsolete?” And then begins to dismantle all your preconceived notions of “crime & punishment” that you have taken for granted all your life.