Dear Ijeawele, Or, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen SuggestionsBook - 2017
Chimamanda's observations about contemporary feminism in fifteen suggestions to a friend, the new mother of a baby girl. This book is an expansion of the ideas the author began to explore in her bestselling manifesto, We Should All Be Feminists. How can I raise my child to be a feminist? This seemingly simple question is the starting point for an inspiring letter that offers fifteen world-changing yet practical suggestions. This short work rings out in Chimamanda's voice: infused with deep honesty, clarity, strength, and love, winding itself around the complexities of the world 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 that is now more important than ever.