Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Paperback)
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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Paperback)

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From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend.

A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response.

Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions-compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive-for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.

From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality.

Debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008275709
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 70 g
Dimensions: 175 x 120 x 6 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Take note world. When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells you to listen, you listen." - Stylist

"Dear Ijeawele reminds us that, in the history of feminist writing, it is often the personal and epistolary voice that carries the political story most powerfully." - New Statesman

Praise for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

"The book I'd press into the hands of girls and boys, as an inspiration for a future 'world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves'." - Books of the Year, Independent

"A writer with a great deal to say." - The Times

"Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers." - Chinua Achebe

"Adiche [has] virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity." - Dave Eggers

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Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“Another fantastic feminist primer from Adichie”

Dear Ijeawele started life as a series of letters to a friend of author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, after she was asked for advice on how to raise their new baby girl as a feminist.

"When a couple of years ago a... More

“Simple and powerful ”

A beautiful, succinct book that expresses perfectly the many ways we are pressured to promote inequalities between boys and girls, even when trying to enact a kindness. Chimamanda's suggestions are kind and fair... More

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