A powerful statement about feminism today from 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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a talent for writing like she speaks and for making her readers feel like dear friends. This slim, invigorating book deserves a spot in every library, but especially in every parent’s collection. The author of We Should All Be Feminists wrote Dear Ijeawele as a missive to a Nigerian friend who wrote to her seeking advice on how to raise a feminist daughter. It’s full of clear anecdotes and actionable advice on speaking and acting in a way that supports true gender equality.
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Brilliant read! I believe this applies to raising both girls and boys alike