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...

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Title:Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Author:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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ISBN:152473313X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:63 pages

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Reviews

  • Emer
    Feb 07, 2017
    "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 children, we give them spa...
  • Warda
    Mar 12, 2017
    “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 originated and was ins...
  • Brina
    Apr 04, 2017
    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 in fifteen step...
  • Ariel
    Apr 28, 2017
    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 work with them, and...
  • Simon
    Mar 08, 2017
    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 feminist we are ...
  • Natalie
    Mar 19, 2017
    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 A...
  • Ilenia Zodiaco
    Mar 30, 2017
    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 tutti femmini...
  • 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 sai...
  • Amanda
    Apr 28, 2017
    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 of the suggestions ...
  • Seemita
    May 07, 2017
    [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 clarity to this muc...