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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Conversation

Part of WOW – Women of the World

What does it really mean to be a woman today? From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend.

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

In her new work, Adichie outlines 15 compelling, direct and wryly funny suggestions 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 and that men can ‘allow’ women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the 21st century, to start a new and urgently needed conversation.

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You have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Chimamanda's new book, Dear Ijeawele at a discounted price, offered to you when you purchase tickets.

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Royal Festival Hall


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