Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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 inva From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about fe...

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Title:Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Author:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Number of Pages:63 pages pages

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Reviews

  • Sara
    Mar 23, 2018

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Nov 01, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

  • Brina
    Apr 04, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

  • Kristina Horner
    Jul 28, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

  • Ammar
    Mar 18, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

    ?'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." "Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed." Powerful, eloquent and succinct. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in...

    Because I can't properly articulate just how much this manifesto, small in size but so immensely significant, resonated with me, here is my review in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's words... "Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist." ""Because you are a girl" is...

    Emer recommended it to me and Anya was really the one who made me read this. I'm glad for her persistence. Adichie addresses feminism slightly differently from other feminists I've seen. You see, she not only addresses issues where we hold men to a higher standard than women but al...

    "Porque en mi enfado con el sexismo a menudo me siento sola. Porque quiero a mucha gente y convivo con mucha gente dispuesta a reconocer la injusticia racial pero no la de género". ¡Esta mujer es fantástica! Me encanta cómo aborda el tema del feminismo. Ella es una verdader...

    In We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie distilled the essence of feminism into a powerful 64-page treatise. Now, in Dear Ijeawele, she goes a step further and covers every feminist topic you can imagine?domestic chores, gendered language, female sexuality, objectification, race, and m...

    Just like in We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie isn't breaking new ground in this essay - and that's okay. It's okay because she states basic points about feminism with fierce clarity. She's entirely unapologetic and unequivocal, and it made my heart beat faster to read a woman procla...

    What a timely book. Chimamanda delivers a pamphlet in my opinion in 15 suggestion to her friend Ijeawele on how to raise her newborn daughter Chizalum . She should read She should be kind and stand for herself She should fall in love and understand sex And many others ...

  • Emily May
    Apr 16, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

  • Emer
    Feb 07, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

  • s.p
    Aug 21, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

  • Ariel
    Apr 28, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

  • Simon
    Mar 08, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

  • Chihoe Ho
    Feb 07, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

    ?'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." "Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed." Powerful, eloquent and succinct. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in...

    Because I can't properly articulate just how much this manifesto, small in size but so immensely significant, resonated with me, here is my review in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's words... "Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist." ""Because you are a girl" is...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Oct 30, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 17, 2018

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

  • Adira
    Sep 23, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

  • Ilenia Zodiaco
    Mar 30, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

  • Fareya
    Apr 21, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

    ?'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." "Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed." Powerful, eloquent and succinct. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in...

  • Riley
    Feb 06, 2018

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

  • Nat
    Mar 19, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Apr 08, 2018

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

  • Warda
    Mar 12, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 04, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

    ?'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." "Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed." Powerful, eloquent and succinct. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in...

    Because I can't properly articulate just how much this manifesto, small in size but so immensely significant, resonated with me, here is my review in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's words... "Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist." ""Because you are a girl" is...

    Emer recommended it to me and Anya was really the one who made me read this. I'm glad for her persistence. Adichie addresses feminism slightly differently from other feminists I've seen. You see, she not only addresses issues where we hold men to a higher standard than women but al...

    "Porque en mi enfado con el sexismo a menudo me siento sola. Porque quiero a mucha gente y convivo con mucha gente dispuesta a reconocer la injusticia racial pero no la de género". ¡Esta mujer es fantástica! Me encanta cómo aborda el tema del feminismo. Ella es una verdader...

    In We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie distilled the essence of feminism into a powerful 64-page treatise. Now, in Dear Ijeawele, she goes a step further and covers every feminist topic you can imagine?domestic chores, gendered language, female sexuality, objectification, race, and m...

    Just like in We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie isn't breaking new ground in this essay - and that's okay. It's okay because she states basic points about feminism with fierce clarity. She's entirely unapologetic and unequivocal, and it made my heart beat faster to read a woman procla...

  • Book Riot Community
    Apr 27, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

    ?'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." "Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed." Powerful, eloquent and succinct. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in...

    Because I can't properly articulate just how much this manifesto, small in size but so immensely significant, resonated with me, here is my review in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's words... "Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist." ""Because you are a girl" is...

    Emer recommended it to me and Anya was really the one who made me read this. I'm glad for her persistence. Adichie addresses feminism slightly differently from other feminists I've seen. You see, she not only addresses issues where we hold men to a higher standard than women but al...

    "Porque en mi enfado con el sexismo a menudo me siento sola. Porque quiero a mucha gente y convivo con mucha gente dispuesta a reconocer la injusticia racial pero no la de género". ¡Esta mujer es fantástica! Me encanta cómo aborda el tema del feminismo. Ella es una verdader...

    In We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie distilled the essence of feminism into a powerful 64-page treatise. Now, in Dear Ijeawele, she goes a step further and covers every feminist topic you can imagine?domestic chores, gendered language, female sexuality, objectification, race, and m...

  • Seemita
    May 07, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

  • Amanda
    Apr 28, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    Dec 05, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

  • Anuradha
    May 02, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

    ?'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." "Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed." Powerful, eloquent and succinct. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in...

    Because I can't properly articulate just how much this manifesto, small in size but so immensely significant, resonated with me, here is my review in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's words... "Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist." ""Because you are a girl" is...

    Emer recommended it to me and Anya was really the one who made me read this. I'm glad for her persistence. Adichie addresses feminism slightly differently from other feminists I've seen. You see, she not only addresses issues where we hold men to a higher standard than women but al...

  • Flor
    Oct 09, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

  • Pamela Colin
    Mar 31, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...

    4.5 stars! So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples. I wish it had been longer - I was imagining this as a collection/novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator... A+ material ...

    Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's response to her friend's request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist. The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions. I may have enjoyed reading this even more than We Should All Be Feminists. Many o...

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope. This, a letter to her friend who asks her 'how do I raise my daughter feminist?', was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how fe...

    I loved this little book. As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting. It's like in one little book she managed to ...

    As a mother of a son and daughter(s), this book speaks to me on a deeply personal level and I hope I can raise my children with a sense of what it is to be a feminist. All I want for them all is to grow up in a society that is inherently equal to all, without any biases towards what th...

    There's nothing here that's mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate more feminist teachings into their parenting skills and/or life. If I'm being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once...

    ?'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." "Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed." Powerful, eloquent and succinct. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in...

    Because I can't properly articulate just how much this manifesto, small in size but so immensely significant, resonated with me, here is my review in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's words... "Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist." ""Because you are a girl" is...

    Emer recommended it to me and Anya was really the one who made me read this. I'm glad for her persistence. Adichie addresses feminism slightly differently from other feminists I've seen. You see, she not only addresses issues where we hold men to a higher standard than women but al...

    "Porque en mi enfado con el sexismo a menudo me siento sola. Porque quiero a mucha gente y convivo con mucha gente dispuesta a reconocer la injusticia racial pero no la de género". ¡Esta mujer es fantástica! Me encanta cómo aborda el tema del feminismo. Ella es una verdader...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    May 01, 2018

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

  • Lualunera
    Oct 09, 2017

    Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ?if only.? Not ?as long as.? I matter equally. Full stop. I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard-hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does. Perhaps Roxane Gay's work could be...

    I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is. About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I'd do a sponsored video for this book. Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to w...

    Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women. I'm actually mad that I have to return this book to the library. I need to own this book. The author has such a way with words. She sta...

    After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature. At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I'd gratefully received as an ARC. ...

    I used to not understand why I am so opinionated, assertive and determined to be right. I am not kidding, I once was the exact replica of Hermione Granger personality-wise. I cared so much (and still do). Now I understand I have to pick my battles, but I thought maybe I was acting that...

    ?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.? Chimamanda just can't do no wrong! I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London. As expected, the event was just spectacular. This book origin...

    Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter. The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country. Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter i...

    ?Teach her to love books. If she sees you reading she will understand that reading is valuable. Books will help her understand the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become.? Reading, reading is so vitally important in understanding other ...

    "Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever." "If we don't place the straitjacket of gender roles on young chil...

    Here's a very short book with a lot of wisdom. Just because it's short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all. Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl. In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise o...

    Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una società giusta e una vita più felice. Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo "buono" e femminismo "cattivo". P.S. Adesso non ho più scuse per non leggere "dovremmo essere tut...

    Hermoso.!!! ? Me ha gustado tanto como ?Todos deberíamos ser feministas? Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer.!! Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres.!! Dejo algunas de las frases que más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo ...

    ?Because social norms are created by human beings...there is no social norm that cannot be changed.? We?ve all heard the maxim that ?change starts with you,? which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of t...

    [Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Feminism ? A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent. If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clar...

    This might have been even better than 'We Should All Be Feminists' which I loved a lot. I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying. This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist. ...

    This book was so quotable. Very short but very powerful; I highlighted pretty much every other line. I don't intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and gr...

    Quiero regalar este pequeño gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo. ...