January Book of the Month: Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
After a couple of months of letting yourself go, its good to ease into the new year, new you attitude. We thought it would be appropriate to have a short book for this month’s book of the month: short, yet powerful. That is precisely why we chose Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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.
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