Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Join us for an evening in celebration of literary sensation and feminist icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her newly released book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.” From Adichie, recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship and author of the best–selling titles “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 friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. “Dear Ijeawele” is Adichie’s letter of response. “Dear Ijeawele” goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the 21st century, and is sure to start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today. Adichie will be in conversation with Radhika Jones, The New York Times’s editorial director, books.