A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

May 9, 2017 | Literature


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer and New York Times best selling author. So far known for her books Purple Hibiscus and Americanah, she has just released her new book, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. In this manifesto written in the form of a letter, Chimamanda replies to a friend who asked her how to raise a feminist baby girl.

A powerful (and funny!) conversation about how to empower young women from a very young age onwards. From choosing to play with a helicopter instead of a doll to having open discussions about sexuality, this book contains valuable and unexpected resources to foster women empowerment. 

A must read for every new parent who wishes to encourage a positive understanding of the word Feminism and the development of the female leaders of tomorrow. 

Her new book also echoes her famous Ted(x) talk We Should All Be Feminists that reached almost a million views. Parts of her speech were then featured in Beyonce’s song, Flawless, from her self-titled fifth studio album, Beyoncé.