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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Audiobook

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    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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    January reads this powerful and sassy gem of a book perfectly. You can listen to it in only 1 hour while taking a refreshing walk! Enlightenment and endorphins, yes please!

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    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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    I loved this simple and short but profound book. a must read for anyone raising daughters.

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    I would not only recommend it for people wanting to raise their girls to be feminists, but people raising their KIDS to be feminists.

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