Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Finished Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

This book is actually a letter that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote to a friend after the friend had a daughter and asked for advice on how to raise the girl to be a feminist. 

I read this for book club and what struck me is how, even though this was written for an African woman, many of this still applies for basically every woman I know. We all struggle with being thought of as nice. And most women I know (even feminists) took their husband’s name when they married. (Note: the advice was “do it if you want to, not because you feel you have to.”)

This is a short but incredibly thought-provoking volume. Highly recommended. 

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