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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I wish I read this earlier
This book opened up my eyes. I have always felt as if the society I live in is extremely biased and misogynistic and this book made me understand why. I am a 19 year old woman and I still have so much to learn. If I only my very traditional African mother would’ve raised me this way... It’s not too late for me to change my perception of the world and my character, and this book made me realize that. For that I’m thankful.
Brilliant read! I believe this applies to raising both girls and boys alike