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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions | Review

Title:Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 24 Apr 19

Publication date: 07 Mar 2017

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

Genre(s): Non-fiction, Epistolary, Feminism

Description:

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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FemmeFanTale Sign Up and TBR

It is March, I haven’t done a TBR in a while, and I am loving reading fantasy SOOOOOOO I think a Fantasy by Female Author readathon is EXACTLY what I need in my life right now, don’t you? Announced and co-hosted by Jean of Jean’s BookishThoughts and Jill of The Book NeUK, the readathon will take place from March 2nd to March 10th and is celebrating all things written by Female Fantasy authors! An added bonus is that it also is celebrating International Women’s Day AND helping me fulfil this month’s Just One More Pa(i)ge readathon prompt! Continue reading “FemmeFanTale Sign Up and TBR”