I’ve recently read two little books that feature feminism as the overarching theme. Both left me feeling empowered and contemplative.
First is Dear Ijeawele, or, A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie’s friend, upon realizing she would be having a baby girl, asked Adichie if she’d provide some sort of guideline as to how to raise her daughter to be a feminist. The result is this little book – a list of 15 suggestions – for how to think about womanhood. It was enlightening and empowering covering everything from careers to relationships to makeup and parenthood. I highly recommend it for women and men alike. Find another of Adichie’s titles, We Should All be Feminists here.
The other title that I recently read was Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. This is a collection of poetry about a woman that features four different situations of survival and redemption. Kaur finds the sweetness in each one, even the bad experiences. The prose was compelling and insightful.
I hope you’ll check out these two little books written by extremely talented women. Despite their size, they pack a big punch.