Important People in Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The Author (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award-winning novelist and speaker. She splits her time between Nigeria, where she was born, and the United States. Her earliest works are novels that explore different aspects of Nigerian history, such as Purple Hibiscus, which focuses on the story of young girl’s growing up in 1990s Nigeria, and Half of a Yellow Sun, which is set during the time of the Biafran War in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Her most recent works have crossed between Nigeria and the United States, as does her 2013 novel, Americanah. Adichie’s recent non-fiction work has picked up on and develops themes of gender injustice and feminism, which are present in her fiction as well. Dear Ijeawele is a continuation of these same themes, which she has also outlined in a popular TedxTalk, which was sampled by Beyoncé: “We Should...

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