- Publisher: HARPER COLLINS (March 8, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780008275709
- ISBN-13: 978-0008275709
- ASIN: 000827570X
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.2 x 4.7 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 269 customer reviews
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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Paperback – March 8, 2018
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PRAISE FOR CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE:
“[E]ndowed with the gift of ancient storytellers. Adichie knows what is at stake, and what to do about it. She is fearless.” —Chinua Achebe
“Adichie is both a grand storyteller and an incisive social commentator.” —Toronto Star
“One of the most artful writers of the English language.” —The Globe and Mail
“We probably don’t deserve Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The author and feminist who inspired Beyoncé is now fighting America’s political battles, and man is she good at it.” —The Cut
“[O]ne of the world’s leading thinkers and a true champion of women’s rights.” —Okayafrica
“Considered the literary successor of the recently deceased Chinua Achebe, Adichie navigates cultural, social and personal complexities with great dexterity.” —Global Atlanta
“All her life Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been writing in the shadow of an African literary giant. But Chinua Achebe’s gone now, and it is Adichie’s turn to stake her claim as Nigeria’s pre-eminent author and one of Africa’s most important voices. . . . Nigeria’s got a ready-made replacement [for Chinua Achebe] in the wings.” —Daily Maverick
“Adiche’s prose is lush and acerbic, arch and sexy and politically exacting.” —Lisa Moore, author of Caught
“Immensely talented.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s incessant curiosity about people is what makes her such a wonderful storyteller.” —The Sunday Telegraph
“[Adichie’s] unflinching, multi-arc redemption stories bridge the gap between Africa and the West, in a vein perhaps only comparable to that of the late, missed Chinua Achebe.” —Interview
“[O]ne of the most beloved and critically lauded writers working today.” —The Guardian
“Adichie has shown herself a powerful writer, moving with disquieting ease from humour to horror, and anger to tenderness.” —The Scotsman
“A fiction writer of exceptional talent.” —The Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year; Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year; and the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I read the book in an hour or so, and I appreciated breaking away from the text to excitedly explore the lives of a few impactful women mentioned as exemplars. I also paused to feed my stimulated curiosity about the feminist qualities I have possibly instilled in my own daughter thus far. To appease my wonder I asked my daughter what can men do, other than the single most obvious thing, that women cannot. She paused so long while searching for an answer that I had to admit that it was a trick question. I was thrilled to get so much insight about my teenage daughter's subjectivity from a single question exchange. I am confident that other readers will gain personal insight from what I consider, a conversation with a friend. Now I plan to pass my copy of the book to my daughter while sharing the practicality of the text with other parents who are committed to raising conscientious children.
Beyond its entertainment value, I learnt a lot from this book because it helped me to examine some of my own thoughts and actions and how these are being unconsciously passed onto the next generation and perpetuating the very patriarchy that we would like to unravel.
On the whole, I found the book very empowering because of the advice it gives and the opportunity for introspection that it created.
This book is a must read and I strongly recommend it.
It wasn't until last year that I started questioning myself about this matter that it became clear that I was not well informed, I didn't know enough, I was not even sure of what being a feminist meant. I was not reading broadly enough, I was not listening to other opinions on the subject and if someone were to confront me on my ideas I wouldn't be able to give solid arguments, just vague ideas of why feminism matters or shy I believed in woman liberation. So I decided to educate myself, I truly believe that Adichie's texts are a great way to explain feminism to others and to oneself.