Dear Ijeawele, or, A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions

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Dear Ijeawele, or, A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions
2017
Place Published: 
New York
Publisher: 
Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 
9781524733131
Edition: 
First edition
Description: 
63 pages ; 19 cm
Notes: 
"This is a slightly expanded version of a letter written by the author as a Facebook post on October 12, 2016."-- Title page verso.
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.
Author: 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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