Book digger

Oxfam Bookshop right in the front of Hampstead Undeground station, on 45 Heath St is worth an individual post. Usually, I leave a charity shop with one or two book(s) and a magazine or vinyl (on a good day), but this Sunday will go down in history as the best Sunday for a Book Digger like me.
I had to leave behind the A Clockwork Orange a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess, Marcel Proust’s In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, biographies of Steve Jobs and Mick Jagger and finally The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene. I will definitely come back and if you are around in Hampstead Heath do pay a visit. 

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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Quoting Albert Einstein If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proves it by nailing feminism into 52 pages.

We Should All Be Feminists is a must read for all. It took me no more than a trip to work to read it, but the enlightenment that came after is simply invaluable.

A female friend of mine asked me, if being an emancipated woman, I don’t secretly dream about being a princess, one who is taking care off by a male, male who also can fix a sink. My reply was that I do. And I am, and I do allow my man to fix a sink, if he wishes to do, but the difference is, that I do not expect him to because he is a man.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie makes the notion of feminism easy to digest providing short examples of gender inequality from daily narratives.

Thank you, Laura, for being an attentive friend and making this ever so nice gesture of posting this little bébé to me.