We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Adapted from her recent Ted Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her self-discovery as a Nigerian feminist and the stigma associated with the controversial topic. Faced with a unique form of gender discrimination having grown up in Nigeria, Chimamanda's lecture touches on the internalized sexism faced day-to-day, and the method in which it becomes ingrained in society. Her perspective and observations first-hand in how she is addressed, ignored, and disrespected offers much insight for those new to feminism, or unfamiliar with its intersectionality.

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ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

Leaf Storm: and Other Stories - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

For fans of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, García Márquez incorporates his most noteworthy settings and themes in Leaf Storm to depict a similar tale of a recent death in the village of Macondo, as narrated by three characters across three generations. García Márquez highlights the man's death in terms of the patriarchy within the narrators' family and conjures up his most unique imagery commonly seen within his writing, such as dark and curious childhoods, interactions between the living and the metaphysical world, and other common characteristics within magical realism. For readers familiar with García Márquez' signature imagery and prose, Leaf Storm offers much overlap with his other famous novels.
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ISBN: 9780060751555
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 1st, 2005

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

Although the idea of a "last lecture" is a common term in the college world, Pausch's lecture in particular corresponded to his own life reflections upon receiving diagnosis of a terminal cancer. A former professor at Carnegie Mellon, Pausch spent his last months delivering his "last lecture" to his students to emphasize the passage of time and regrets that may arise with taking even trivial moments for granted. Pausch offers a mindful and heartfelt interpretation of his diagnosis and final moments with family, friends, and students, in an effort to offer closure both as a professor but also as a husband and father. Each musing included in his lecture allows for readers to allow for their individual self-reflection in order to truly appreciate and learn from life's most unexpected and life-changing challenges.
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ISBN: 9781401323257
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Published: Hachette Books - April 8th, 2008