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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Audiobook

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend.

I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be different from what you hoped, because sometimes life just does its thing. What matters is that you try.

In We Should All Be Feminists, her eloquently argued and much admired essay of 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proposed that if we want a fairer world we need to raise our sons and daughters differently. Here, in this remarkable new book, Adichie replies by letter to a friend's request for help on how to bring up her newborn baby girl as a feminist. With its 15 pieces of practical advice, it goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the 21st century.

©2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

Praise for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
"The book I'd press into the hands of girls and boys, as an inspiration for a future 'world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves'." (Books of the Year, Independent)
"A writer with a great deal to say." (The Times)
"Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers." (Chinua Achebe)
"Adiche [has] virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity." (Dave Eggers)
"Adichie is terrific on human interactions.... Adichie's writing always has an elegant shimmer to it.... Wise, entertaining and unendingly perceptive." (Independent on Sunday)
"[Adichie] is recording the history of her country. She is fortunate - and we, her readers, are even luckier." (Edmund White)

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    It was a bit disappointing as a Nigerian to listen to this particular book being read by an American woman who made little to no episode to pronounce names or places correctly but otherwise content wise and the tone and pace of the reading was excellent

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl-Jane 18/04/2017
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    Love, love love this book. I will be revisiting it each year and passing on the lessons to my daughters. My only comment with the audible version is that I wish they had found a narrator with a more Nigerian accent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    G Star London, England 25/01/2018
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    "Regret buying this! "

    This narrative is several steps out of time!! This something that should have been written in the 70s, 80s at a push!!

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    Lamby UK 18/12/2017
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    "Nail on the head"

    Everything Chimamanda says here should be common sense when raising children, boys and girls. I did gender studies as part of my social studies degree and I remember so much of what Chimamanda says being born out in various studies. The narration is good and clear. Overall very well presented.

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    jo comfortable 07/11/2017
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    "Thoughtful Gift for a new mama"

    A lovely gathering of thoughts, which may help to clarify some of the views of raising children. Loved the definition given. Really interesting and enable read

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    Kellis 25/10/2017
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    "Beautifully necessary "

    This book should be in the parenting section for expecting mothers and fathers. If we ever reach equality in my lifetime it will be due to conversations sparked and actions made from books like this.

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    there are things in here I hadn't thought of. The accent was a bit off.

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    What a wonderful letter to read. The advice she gives may not be to everyone's taste, but the point is, it doesn't have to be. I wish I had had the words when my daughter was growing up. I did my best and in many ways she is a strong woman I just wish I could have helped her more. Brilliant Chimamanda, just brilliant 😃😃

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    Laura 22/05/2017
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    Great message, well narrated. This short essay explores lots of relevant issues for people today both in Nigeria and beyond.

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    "Brilliant"

    I love Chimamanda's writing and this book should be read by all parents, grandparents, family members - in fact by EVERYONE! It doesn't matter if you're a parent of a girl or boy - read this book!



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