January 16, 2018

Chimamanda Adichie’s new book coming out in March

Chimamanda Adichie’s new book coming out in March

Chimamanda Adichie has announced that her new book, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions will be out in March!

The ”book” first came out as a post on facebook, written as a letter to a friend on how to raise a girl-child.  Published by Knopf (US) and Fourth Estate (UK) Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions will be available in hardback and ebook in the US and UK on March 7, 2017.

See blurb from the book,

“In this remarkable new book, Adichie replies by letter to a friend’s request for help on how to bring up her newborn baby girl as a feminist.

Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.”

This is not the first time Chimamanda’s feminist speech has gone viral. Her 2014 TED talk ” We Must All Be Feminist” was sampled in Beyonce’s Flawless and made into a small book which was distributed in Sweden to school children.

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