02 May 2017

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (food for thought, as good as expected)

non-fiction, stand-alone
what to answer when a friend asks you for tips on how to raise a girl as a feminist?
this short book gives you a possible answer
written in a letter format
with a writing style that feels powerful
as if a good friend is sending you a personal letter
a good friend who cares about you and your daughter
always on point, never claiming to know it all
full of heart
at times relating to Nigerian culture
but always applicable to others
this thought-provoking book
made me rethink some of the things I do
especially how I use language
language can be a powerful and affirming tool
it is too often used in the opposite way
this book gave me exactly what I was looking for
food for thought
I would love to read Adichie's 15 suggestions
on how to raise a boy as a feminist.

PS: The Kafka quote on my bookmark says
"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us."


  1. I'm dying to get my hands on this one! Food for thought is always a good thing when you're reading, I think.

    1. So true, I love books that stay with me and keep me thinking about small and big issues.

      Happy Reading!




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