Title: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 81 Pages
Publishers: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
You know what? I do love a good manifesto. I think it is a word that I need to use more in my daily life. I need a manifesto. With Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has created one for women. It is about the right to be a woman. A right to have equality not because someone says you can but because you say that you can.
It started out as a letter that she wrote for her friend’s daughter. A guide on how to be a strong woman but seriously the advice in this document is really something that we should all read and all aspire to live by.
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is available now.
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