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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions 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

  • Title: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
  • Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • ISBN: 9781524733131
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 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 fifteen invaFrom 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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    1. Emily May on said:

      Your feminist premise should be I matter I matter equally Not if only Not as long as I matter equally Full stop.I honestly cannot think of any author who writes essays as equally hard hitting and utterly readable as Adichie does Perhaps Roxane Gay s work could be said to be as compelling, or Ta Nehisi Coates s work to be as powerful, but Adichie always comes out on top, for me, as someone who can write about important subjects with a conversational tone that makes them pageturners.This latest es [...]

    2. Ariel on said:

      I wanted to write a review about how wonderful this book is, but instead I think I need to tell you how necessary this book is.About two months ago I met with Penguin who asked me if I d do a sponsored video for this book Having loved We Should All Be Feminists I was thrilled to work with them, and after reading this glorious little manifesto I agreed They sponsored that video and supplied me with the book, but this review is unrelated I m two months late, after all I got excited to make a video [...]

    3. Nat on said:

      After having seen the scene below shared online, which was taken from this powerful short film, I immediately wanted to absorb myself in some much needed feminist literature At which point I recalled the existence of Dear Ijeawele, which I d gratefully received as an ARC Trigger warning rape In We Should All be Feminists, her eloquently argued and much admired essay of 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proposed that if we want a fairer world we need to raise our sons and daughters differently Here, [...]

    4. Warda on said:

      The knowledge of cooking does not come pre installed in a vagina Chimamanda just can t do no wrong I had the honour and the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person over the weekend in London As expected, the event was just spectacular This book originated and was inspired by a friend of Chimamanda s who asked her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist The book is short, sweet and ridiculously impactful The above quote is my favourite alongside many others As she is a WOC who spea [...]

    5. Brina on said:

      Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a letter she wrote to a close friend who has just given birth to a daughter The friend has asked her to describe how to raise the daughter to be a feminist in Nigeria, a male centered country Spelling out how to raise a feminist daughter in fifteen steps, this letter can be viewed as a companion piece to We Should All be Feminists and a manifesto of how to raise all children to view all people with respect Even though I recently read We Should All be [...]

    6. Emer on said:

      Teach her that the idea of gender roles is absolute nonsense Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl Because you are a girl is never reason for anything Ever If we don t place the straitjacket of gender roles on young children, we give them space to reach their full potential It feels very appropriate to be writing this review on International Women s Day 2017 Some years ago Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was asked by a friend how she should raise her baby [...]

    7. Carol (Bookaria) on said:

      Here s a very short book with a lot of wisdom.Just because it s short it does not mean it is a light read, not at all.Years ago, the author received a letter from a childhood friend who had just given birth to a baby girl In the letter, her friend asks Chimamanda for advise on how to raise her daughter as a feminist Oh boy, and did she deliver a response You know she did.The book is divided in small chapters and in each chapter there s a suggestion or topic from the author The topics range from [...]

    8. Ilenia Zodiaco on said:

      Spunti di riflessione concreti, pragmatici e chiari su quanto sia necessario il femminismo per una societ giusta e una vita pi felice Utile anche per chi ha dei dubbi su femminismo buono e femminismo cattivo P.S Adesso non ho pi scuse per non leggere dovremmo essere tutti femministi.

    9. Flor on said:

      Hermoso Me ha gustado tanto como Todos deber amos ser feministas Que palabras tan sabias y que ideas tan claras tiene esta mujer Se lo recomiendo a todos, tanto hombres como mujeres Dejo algunas de las frases que m s me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo tengo marcado Tu premisa femenina deber a ser Yo importo Todo el mundo tendr una opini n de lo que deber as hacer, pero lo importante es lo que t quieras y no lo que los dem s quieran que quieras En ocasiones las madres, tan condicionadas pa [...]

    10. Seemita on said:

      Originally appeared here with edits timesofindiadiatimes li Feminism A rather commonly used terms these days, with interpretations far and wide, but not necessarily, coherent If among contemporary writers there is one who imparts veritable meaning and clarity to this much relevant and pertinent ideology, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie would be her name.When a friend asked Adichie how she can raise her little daughter as a feminist, Adichie shared fifteen suggestions in form of a letter And each one of [...]

    11. s.p on said:

      Because social norms are created by human beingsere is no social norm that cannot be changed We ve all heard the maxim that change starts with you, which is something we must all take to heart and shoulder the responsibility Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the powerful novel Americanah and the powerful TedTalk We Should All Be Feminists, reminds parents how important the idea of change beginning with them is in her letter to a close friend, recently revised and published as Dear Ijeawle, or [...]

    12. Riley on said:

      This might have been even better than We Should All Be Feminists which I loved a lot I found myself nodding along to everything Adichie was saying This is largely focused on motherhood, gender roles, and how to raise your child to be a feminist.

    13. Whitney Atkinson on said:

      This book was so quotable Very short but very powerful I highlighted pretty much every other line I don t intend on having kids, but this made me think a lot about how we train girls and boys to be and the gender roles we should avoid them adopting, and it was very empowering and great advice.

    14. Lualunera on said:

      Quiero regalar este peque o gran libro a todas las mujeres del mundo.

    15. Joce (squibblesreads) on said:

      4.5 stars So important and wonderfully written and explained with examples I wish it had been longer I was imagining this as a collection novel made up of vignettes with the author as a type of wise narrator A material

    16. Amanda on said:

      Dear Ijeawele is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie s response to her friend s request for advice on how to raise her baby girl a feminist The format of the book is a letter to the baby with fifteen suggestions I may have enjoyed reading this even than We Should All Be Feminists Many of the suggestions include changing the language we use with our daughters and examining attitudes about marriage and relationships, identity, and gender roles I feel that many of the suggestions are already widely accepted in [...]

    17. Kristina Horner on said:

      I loved this little book.As someone getting married and starting to think about having children, this book resonated so strongly with me, and really inspired me in a couple of areas for how I want to approach my relationship and parenting It s like in one little book she managed to summarize so many things I feel like I ve learned and begun to care about in the last decade, and threw in a few ideas as well As soon as I finished it I immediately handed it to my fiance, to help us even further ge [...]

    18. Simon on said:

      Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has the most incredible way with words and how to get her points across with humour and hope This, a letter to her friend who asks her how do I raise my daughter feminist , was brimming with warmth and power whilst asking us all to check ourselves and how feminist we are when we say what we do and act as feminists.

    19. Adira on said:

      There s nothing here that s mind boggling, but it is a good beginning text for people who want to learn to incorporate feminist teachings into their parenting skills and or life.If I m being super honest, I really just want Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to start writing novels once again Her feminist essays come across as tepid with no real depth opposed to her novels, which present a much in depth picture of her subject and the Nigerian culture by using a focused approach than just listing off th [...]

    20. Fareya on said:

      Because you are a girl is never a reason for anything Ever Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed Powerful, eloquent and succinct Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, is written in the form of a letter, in response to a question asked by the author s friend How to raise her baby girl a feminist Composed in a simple and conversational manner, these fifteen suggestions are brimming with wisdom and inspiration I [...]

    21. Chihoe Ho on said:

      Because I can t properly articulate just how much this manifesto, small in size but so immensely significant, resonated with me, here is my review in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s words Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist Because you are a girl is never a reason for anything Ever Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed Because difference is the reality of our world And by teaching her about difference, you are e [...]

    22. Pamela Colin on said:

      Porque en mi enfado con el sexismo a menudo me siento sola Porque quiero a mucha gente y convivo con mucha gente dispuesta a reconocer la injusticia racial pero no la de g nero Esta mujer es fant stica Me encanta c mo aborda el tema del feminismo Ella es una verdadera representante de este movimiento Sus palabras te llegan al coraz n y a la mente, te hacen ver cosas desde otra perspectiva Te cambian A petici n de Ijeawele amiga de la infancia de Chimamanda , Chimamanda le escribe una carta d ndo [...]

    23. Book Riot Community on said:

      In We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie distilled the essence of feminism into a powerful 64 page treatise Now, in Dear Ijeawele, she goes a step further and covers every feminist topic you can imagine domestic chores, gendered language, female sexuality, objectification, race, and much in the space of 80 pages I am amazed at Adichie s ability to communicate so effectively and efficiently If you liked We Should All Be Feminists, you will LOVE Dear Ijeawele Kate Scottfrom The Best Books We Read I [...]

    24. Anuradha on said:

      Emer recommended it to me and Anya was really the one who made me read this I m glad for her persistence Adichie addresses feminism slightly differently from other feminists I ve seen You see, she not only addresses issues where we hold men to a higher standard than women but also the opposite e absurd idea of men will be men , which means having a much lower standard for men, she writes at one point, and this is something I agree with You see, by preaching things as men will be men , we are not [...]

    25. Mariah on said:

      Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a fantastic author and I highly suggest her books to anyone that I can get to read them This book is about how to raise a daughter to be a feminist This book explains how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman Chimamanda explains that you do this by encouraging her to choose the toy she desires, even if it isn t a female toy Make sure that you are having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality Make sure you talk about ster [...]

    26. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell on said:

      Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestDo you have a feminist friend with a young daughter I have the perfect Christmas gift idea for you THIS BOOK.The first book I read by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS, an excellent little feminist manifesto based on one of her TED talks which I have seen it was excellent, and you should definitely watch it, too WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS is a broad perspective on why feminism is important, and how its tenets benefit societyAR IJEAWELE, a [...]

    27. Jennifer on said:

      Just like in We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie isn t breaking new ground in this essay and that s okay It s okay because she states basic points about feminism with fierce clarity She s entirely unapologetic and unequivocal, and it made my heart beat faster to read a woman proclaiming things like this Teach your daughter that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women For X please insert words like anger, ambi [...]

    28. Chelsey on said:

      Hope That is what I feel when I read Adichie.We Should All Be Feministswas strong, but this is sharp, personal and so powerful I read with a pencil in hand, underlining ideas, reading it aloud, nodding my head, feeling inspired, feeling proud I m not a mother right now, but if I ever become one, this will be a guiding source.Dear Ijeaweleis not just for mothers and daughters, though that works too It s for people, who want to be and want to raise compassionate, informed and brave human beings.

    29. Elena on said:

      Este libro deber a ser una lectura obligada para todo el mundo Solo puedo reafirmar todos los puntos sobre los que habla Chimamanda Impresionada me tiene esta mujer, tengo que leerme alguna de sus novelas.

    30. Vanessa on said:

      Teach her about difference Make difference ordinary Make difference normal Teach her not to attach value to difference And the reason for this is not to be fair or to be nice but merely to be human and practical Because difference is the reality of our world And by teaching her about difference, you are equipping her to survive in a diverse world.She must know and understand that people walk different paths in the world and that as long as those paths do no harm to others, they are valid paths t [...]

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