Dear Ijeawele, or, A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

"A powerful, clear and inspiring distillation of Chimamanda's observations about contemporary feminism in fifteen suggestions to a friend, the new mother of a baby girl. Here is a brilliant, beautifully readable, and above all practical expansion of the ideas this iconic author began to explore in h...

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Main Author: Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
Published: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2017.
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Summary: "A powerful, clear and inspiring distillation of Chimamanda's observations about contemporary feminism in fifteen suggestions to a friend, the new mother of a baby girl. Here is a brilliant, beautifully readable, and above all practical expansion of the ideas this iconic author began to explore in her bestselling manifesto, We Should All Be Feminists. An instant feminist classic, and perfect gift for all parents, women, and people working towards gender equality. How can I raise my child to be a feminist? This seemingly simple question, an intensely personal plea from a devoted mother cradling her newborn little girl to the award-winning and bestselling writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is the starting point for an inspiring letter that offers fifteen world-changing yet supremely practical suggestions. This short, sharp work rings out in Chimamanda's voice: infused with deep honesty, clarity, strength, and above all love, winding itself around the complexities of the world we live in and revealing them to us anew. In her letter, she speaks to the important work of raising a girl in today's world, and provides her readers with a clear proposal for inclusive, nuanced thinking. Here we have not only a rousing manifesto, but a powerful gift for all people invested in the idea of creating a just society -- an endeavour now more urgent and important than ever."--
Physical Description: 80 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 9780735273405 (hardcover)
Author Notes: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria on September 15, 1977. She studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half before moving to the United States, where she studied communication at Drexel University for two years. She received a bachelor's degree in communication and political science at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2001, a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, and a master's degree in African Studies from Yale University in 2008.

Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was published in 2003 and received the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book in 2005. Her other books include The Thing around Your Neck, Americanah, and We Should All Be Feminist. Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize in 2007. She was awarded the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize, for her body of work that shows 'outstanding literary merit'.

(Bowker Author Biography)