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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017)

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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A good message and important topic, but written with a sort of quaintness that made me feel at times like I was reading something from the 1950s. That may be because the sexist mindsets being discussed seem firmly from that era or the whole Ann Landers advice columnist tone of the work. ( )
  villemezbrown | Oct 7, 2018 |
More like a pamphlet, this open letter to a friend about how to raise her daughter to be a feminist had many common sense and timely suggestionsin raising a daughter today. ( )
  LivelyLady | Sep 25, 2018 |
I've read reviews that criticise this book for being addressed solely at women, which both ignores the stated details of the book's conception, and displays a shocking lack in those reviewers of any ability to extrapolate the author's ideas beyond their specific setting.

Another criticism is that, decades after the rise of feminist ideology, this book has nothing new to say on the subject of misogyny and systemic patriarchy, as if that isn't more an indictment of those oppressive structures and the relative lack of progress made in tackling them.

There's no preaching, no strict rules to be adhered to, just suggestions on how it might be possible to live in love and kindness.

I found Adichie's book engaging, accessible and inclusive. Her personal, direct and warm style gives the feel of having sat down with a friend to catch up over a cup of tea. ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Jun 17, 2018 |
Tal como Sejamos Todos feministas este livro é tão breve que ficamos salivando mais por Chimamanda e obviamente reverberaria mais em mim se eu quisesse construir o legado da minha miséria, coisa que não é o caso. ( )
  Adriana_Scarpin | Jun 12, 2018 |
This little book packs a powerful punch, and after reading it I wanted to pick up anything and everything written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Everything she had to say hit home as a woman growing up in a time and place where equality is still a thing of the future. Highly recommend this to absolutely everyone - required reading. ( )
  justagirlwithabook | Jun 2, 2018 |
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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 suggestions for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It can start a conversation about what it really means to be a woman today
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From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend.


A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response.
     Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions--compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive--for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

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

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