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Dear Ijeawele; or, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie childhood friend who recently had a baby girl wrote to her asking for advice on how to raise her daughter to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele; 0r a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions is what Adichie wrote in response and what a beautiful response it was. The advice contained in this manifesto is real, honest, practical, filled with love and a necessary read for all.

While reading this book I couldn't help but think, EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK . So many things we take for granted were covered in this book. This is a book I will keep revisiting and it is a book I want every single young girl to read. What stood out for me were:

Never speak of marriage as an achievement. Find ways to make clear to her that marriage is not an achievement, nor is it what she should aspire to. A marriage can be happy or unhappy, but it is not an achievement.
It is sad that this had to be said but I feel like a lot of persons think marriage is an achievement and it is not. It is crazy how people get worked up over this.

So many great advice I contained in this book, it is definitely a book I will be revisiting often. I leave you with another favorite advice.

Teach her to reject likeability. Her job is not to make herself likeable, her job is to be her full self, a self that is honest and aware of the equal humanity of other people.


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Reading Progress

March 24, 2019 – Started Reading
March 24, 2019 – Shelved
March 24, 2019 – Finished Reading
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-reads
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: absolute-favorite
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: believe-the-hype
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: books-to-read-before-30
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: cant-shut-up-about-this
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: life-changing
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: loved
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: real-life-sh-t
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: short-reads

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