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 invalu...
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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Reviews
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I've never read anything by Adichie until now, so I had no idea how beautiful her writing would be. I mean, I've read all of the glowing reviews for Americanah, but for some reason I wasn't expecting it. As for the content on this book, I was in love with the way Adichie thinks and how clearly and concisely she gets her thoughts across in writing. I was able to speed through this book pretty quickly ...more
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
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 more ideas as well. As soon as I finished it I immediately handed it to my fiance, to help us even furt ...more
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 more 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 acc ...more
Hermoso.!!! 💕 Me ha gustado tanto como “Todos deberíamos 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 más me gustaron, aunque casi todo el libro lo tengo marcado ☺
”Tu premisa femenina debería ser: Yo importo”.
”Todo el mundo tendrá una opinión de lo que deberías hacer, pero lo importante es lo que tú quieras y no lo que los demás quieran que quieras”.
”En ocasiones las madre ...more
I love the fact that you still write letters, that you care and stay committed to the issues that are important to the next generation. I love the fact that you write short and anecdotal letters that can be shared between my three children and myself in a library on a dark winter afternoon.
I can't say how much it means to me that you have a voice that is clear and sharp and kind enough to reach out to both my sons and my daughter. We feel the same anger you feel, and when I read ...more
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 f ...more
[Originally appeared here (with edits): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/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 ...more