Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Setting & Symbolism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The United States

The author, who splits her time between the United States and Nigeria, makes a number of references to American politics and culture. A clear example of this hybrid focus is clear in the author’s memory of going to a “U.S. mall with a seven-year-old Nigerian girl and her mother” (17). While some strains of feminist discourse have historically taken their Anglo-American context for granted, the author’s references to the United States are always explicit and deliberate; they are never assumed. Often the United States is referenced in relation to consumerism, as in the example of toys at a U.S. mall or in a later example to standards of beauty upheld by white American pop culture (40).

Nigeria

The author, who was born in Nigeria and who is addressing a letter to another Nigerian, makes a considerable number of references to Nigeria, Nigerian identity...

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