Review of Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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Sana Goyal

Abstract

The TED talk speaker and all-round literary superstar Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie follows her 2014 publication, “We Should All Be Feminists”, with another chapbook: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017). An epistolary-style exploration of feminism, it echoes the gender- and sexual-politics of our times, and should be recommended as required reading with immediate effect.

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Author Biography

Sana Goyal, SOAS, University of London

PhD candidate, Department of Africa 

References

  1. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (London: 4th Estate, 2017)
  2. ---, We Should All be Feminists, online video recording, TED, December 2012, https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists [accessed 09 September 2017]
  3. Alderman, Naomi, The Power (New York: Viking, 2016)
  4. Brockes, Emma, ‘Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “Can People Please Stop Telling Me Feminism is Hot?”’, Guardian, 4 March, 2017, https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/04/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-stop-telling-me-feminism-hot [accessed 09 September 2017]
  5. Greenberg, Zoe, ‘Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Blueprint for Feminism’, The New York Times, 15 March, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/books/chimamanda-ngozi-adiche-dear-ijeawele.html [accessed 09 September 2017]