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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
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A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking how to raise her new baby girl a feminist. Although she has written and spoken out widely about feminism, Adichie wasn't sure how to advise her friend Ijeawele. But as a person who'd babysat,... show more
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking how to raise her new baby girl a feminist.

Although she has written and spoken out widely about feminism, Adichie wasn't sure how to advise her friend Ijeawele. But as a person who'd babysat, had loved her nieces and nephews, and now, too, was the mother of a daughter herself, she thought she would try. So she sent Ijeawele a letter with some suggestions--15 in all--which she has now decided to share with the world.

Compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive, Dear Ijeawele offers specifics on how we can empower our daughters to become strong, independent women. Here, too, are ways parents can raise their children--both sons and daughters--beyond a culture's limiting gender prescriptions. This short, sharp work rings out in Chimamanda's voice: infused with deep honesty, clarity, strength, and above all love. She speaks to the important work of raising a girl in today's world, and provides her readers with a clear proposal for inclusive, nuanced thinking. Here we have not only a rousing manifesto, but a powerful gift for all people invested in the idea of creating a just society--an endeavour now more urgent and important than ever.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780735273405 (0735273405)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Pages no: 63
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
3.0 Good read for girls
Lovely. We should all have a friend like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write us letters and cheer us on in whatever endeavors we want to do. If you've thought at all about feminism, class, race, gender bias, you'll have thought many of these things already, but I bet you wouldn't put them so tenderly ...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Reading this book felt a little bit like eavesdropping on a personal conversation but it was still interesting and would probably be more relevant to actual parents and those who interact with children, both girls and boys (hey, part of the problem is that we treat boys differently so we should be c...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Let the Church Say Amen
Guys. Run and get this letter and give it to your sons and daughters. I am going to be copies to send to my nieces right now. This was just fantastic. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie took us to church and had us on the floor with the Holy Spirit and had us up and stamping our feet. Asked by her close ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Condensed Practical
Loved it. Because it was accessible, because it gave tools, because it's a manual to teach yourself too, and maybe help usher a better generation. I kept pausing to think on the examples and appliances too. They throw quite the light into how askew some of internalized opinions are. Very insight...
Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
5.0 [REVIEW] Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Loved this book. How wonderful it is, how educational and how enlightening to read something like this. It helped me realize my own shortcomings as a feminist and how I will hopefully overcome these things and improve.It's definitely another must-read by Ms. Adichie.
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