Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN-10 152473313X
ISBN-13 9781524733131
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 80
Language English
Publisher Knopf
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New York Times Best SellerA Skimm Reads PickFrom 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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