Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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A powerful statement about feminism today from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama), the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.

A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

A New York Times Best Seller ● A Skimm Reads Pick ● An NPR Best Book of the Year
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Publisher
Anchor
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Published on
Mar 7, 2017
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Pages
80
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ISBN
9781524733148
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Essays
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Social Science / Gender Studies
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