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Every 16-year-old in Sweden is getting a copy of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All be Feminists.


The book, which was adapted from a TED talk Adichie—the author of Americanah, Half of a Yellow Sun, and two other works of fiction—gave in 2012 will be distributed to the country’s teens by the Swedish Women’s Lobby and publisher Albert Bonniers. The Swedish translation was released on December 1. 

“This is the book that I wish all of my male classmates would have read when I was 16,” the Swedish Women’s Lobby’s chair, Clara Berglund, said in a statement. “It feels so important to contribute to this project. It is a gift to all second-grade high-school students, but it is also a gift to ourselves and future generations.” You can watch Adichie’s TED Talk below, or listen to it sampled by Beyoncé here