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.
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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This book was very interesting to hear read however I think something is "lost in translation" given that the perspective is very much linked to the Nigerian culture but the narrator has a very American accent. The 15 suggestions were great.
Such a well written and touching manifesto for a friend. Also a wonderful narration of the work. Overall it is great
Really enjoyed the Manifesto!
I would have given the reading five stars, however I really would have liked the author read the Manifesto.
Don’t get me wrong, the reader was good but I was expecting the voice of the author.
this is a great book if you want to raise a strong little girl and see the world in a different aspect
This is a short but powerful book. It illuminates the many daily challenges as a feminist, and informs the reader to be proactive in promoting gender equality. Even though I don't have any children, I still find the advices relevant and necessary. Performance breaths life into the words. You felt the sincerity of the author. Highly recommend!
Amazing, a most read for anybody. Short but powerful. Made me cry with Joy and anger. Simply perfect.
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!
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.