| Readings in the Shed | Chapter IX : The Feminist Manifesto
in collaboration with
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Saturday, March 9, 6 pm
On the 9th of March, as an International women’s day offering, Readings in the shed presented the feminist manifesto, which comprised of 15 suggestions by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on how to raise a feminist. The performance, which was a dramatised representation of the epistolary form manifesto, was performed at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai.
The reading was by Kyla Grace Olivia Dsouza
Music is by Nelson OJ
The publishers of Dear Ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions, are HarperCollins Publishers
About the book –
“I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be different from what you hoped, because sometimes life just does its thing. What matters is that you try.”
In We Should All be Feminists, her eloquently argued and much admired essay of 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proposed that if we want a fairer world we need to raise our sons and daughters differently. Here, in this remarkable new book, Adichie replies by letter to a friend’s request for help on how to bring up her newborn baby girl as a feminist. With its fifteen pieces of practical advice it goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century.
We look forward to your company at the Shed, as we decipher the 15 suggestions of the Feminist Manifesto.