Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The literary icon talks feminism today

Watch literary sensation and feminist icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discuss her book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” with  Radhika Jones, former New York Times Books editorial director.

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 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.