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Read online Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions From the best selling author of i Americanah i and i We Should All Be Feminists i comes a powerful new statement about feminism today written as a letter to a friend b .

A few years ago Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist i Dear Ijeawele i is Adichie s letter of response .

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 i Dear Ijeawele i 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 by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Title:Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
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ISBN:152473313X
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Number of Pages:63
Category:Non fiction, Feminism, Essays
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A collection of three extraordinary and exquisitely written novels from one of the most important and exciting young writers in the world br br Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has firmly established herself as one of the world s most exciting and important young writers a regular award winner endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers Chinua Achebe br br A gripping vividly written masterpiece Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize for Fiction The lives of Ugwu a young boy from a poor village Olanna a middle class woman and Richard a white man and a writer intersect in intimate and unexpected ways during the vicious Nigerian civil war This is a story about Africa about moral responsibility the end of colonialism ethnic allegiances class and race and about how love can move in to complicate all these things br br Fearless gripping spanning three continents and numerous lives Americanah is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today s globalized world Ifemelu and Obinze fell in love as teenagers in Lagos Thriteen years later Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer in America When Ifemelu returns to Nigeria and the pair reignite their shared passions for their homeland and for each other they face the toughest decisions of their lives br br Purple Hibiscus is a compelling tale of adolescence set against the backdrop of Nigeria s military coup Fifteen year old Kambili s life is regulated by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her repressive father However when Nigeria begins to fall apart Kambili and her brother are sent to live in their aunt s laughter filled house where they discover life love and a terrible bruising secret deep within her family, Fearless gripping at once darkly funny and tender spanning three continents and numerous lives Americanah is a richly told story set in today s globalized world br br As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship and people are leaving the country if they can Ifemelu beautiful self assured departs for America to study She suffers defeats and triumphs finds and loses relationships and friendships all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home race Obinze the quiet thoughtful son of a professor had hoped to join her but post America will not let him in and he plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London br br Years later Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye opening blog about race in America But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion for their homeland and for each other they will face the toughest decisions of their lives br br Fearless gripping at once darkly funny and tender spanning three continents and numerous lives Americanah is a richly told story set in today s globalized world Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s most powerful and astonishing novel yet, Searing and profound suffused with beauty sorrow and longing the stories in The Thing Around Your Neck map with Adichie s signature emotional wisdom the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them br br Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel Purple Hibiscus which critics hailed as one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years Baltimore Sun with prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes The Boston Globe The Washington Post called her the twenty first century daughter of Chinua Achebe Her award winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later once again putting her tremendous gifts graceful storytelling knowing compassion and fierce insight into her characters hearts on display Now in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women parents and children Africa and the United States br br In A Private Experience a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she s been pushing away In Tomorrow is Too Far a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother s death The young mother at the center of Imitation finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them br br Searing and profound suffused with beauty sorrow and longing these stories map with Adichie s signature emotional wisdom the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of a seminal moment in modern African history Biafra s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria in the s and the chilling violence that followed br br A masterly haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as the st century daughter of Chinua Achebe Half of a Yellow Sun re creates a seminal moment in modern African history Biafra s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria in the s and the chilling violence that followed br br With astonishing empathy and the effortless grace of a natural storyteller Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of the decade Thirteen year old Ugwu is employed as a houseboy for a university professor full of revolutionary zeal Olanna is the professor s beautiful mistress who has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos for a dusty university town and the charisma of her new lover And Richard is a shy young Englishman in thrall to Olanna s twin sister an enigmatic figure who refuses to belong to anyone As Nigerian troops advance and the three must run for their lives their ideals are severely tested as are their loyalties to one another br br Epic ambitious and triumphantly realized Half of a Yellow Sun is a remarkable novel about moral responsibility about the end of colonialism about ethnic allegiances about class and race and the ways in which love can complicate them all Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise and the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place bringing us one of the most powerful dramatic and intensely emotional pictures of modern Africa that we have ever had