Dear Ijeawele Or, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele
Chimamanda Nogoze Adichie
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Friday, May 12, 2017

How do you raise a feminist? This little book offers 15 suggestions for taking on the task and offers insight into how we can tackle living as feminists in our everyday lives. Dear Ijeawele is powerfully short and gets to the point, as a manifesto should. Her recommendations include; “ 'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything”; “teach her to love books”; and “teach her about difference. Make difference ordinary.”

Written as a letter to a friend, Dear Ijeawele, is a fast read with the potential to start conversations about what it means to be a woman today.

LeeAnn B.

Written by LeeAnn B.

Fun fact: When Michael Jordan retired from basketball, my stepson (who was five at the time) said; "he's just gonna be a regular man now, not a player or a hero."