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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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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 15 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 21st century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

©2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2017 Random House Audio

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"January LaVoy's narration of this short work is intentional, assertively warm, and grounded.... There is wisdom in her voice conveying a lived experience." ( AudioFile)

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Love, love, love!!!

Chimamanda busted the lid of female expectations. Reading/listening was a breath of fresh air. I am going to make my children listen to this.

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Feminism 101

Amazing. This is an absolute must read for all parents, moms and dads to boys and girls.

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This should be required reading for all humans.

This book should be required reading, not just for the parents of baby girls, but for all adult humans. I bought both the Kindle and Audible versions of this book, and I know I'll refer to both versions regularly.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie dispenses some serious wisdom with honesty, warmth, and compassion. I can't recommend this more highly. Loved it.

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Intro to Feminism Follow-Up

We should all be Feminists was a terrific introduction to feminism at it’s most basic level. This Manifesto was a great follow-up essay, putting a bit more meat on the bones as one continues to dive deeper into what it means to be a feminist.

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Pleasantly Surprised

I was originally thinking that this would be a daunting story to listen to or hear, as it was for class. This ended up being an amazing book full of lessons and a lot of advice that I wish I knew. Beautifully written. Def recommend to women entering college, goin through hard times in high school, or raising their kids. I recommend to men who have daughters or sisters or a mom.

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wow

This is advice I needed as a 27 year old first generation Jamaican American woman.

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fantastic read

An easy read and incredibly important. I think I'll be listening again and maybe even buying a hard copy

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A must read for every person!

These 15 suggestions so clearly and simply describe the basic tenants of feminism. The ideas described here will make you think about the words and actions used everywhere in our society and how they impact the life of every woman.

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Quick and easy listen

I listened to this on the way to school with my kids. was done a little over an hour. Had some great food for thought.

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amazing whirlwind

what would you expect a book of this title to offer? I wondered. until I read it. there is not a woman... or man who should not read it... I recommend it to everyone. and hope these brief powerful suggestions are the topic of many conversations to come... worldwide. heart wide open.