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In the spirit of the International Women’s Day Celebration, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie asked her fans, through her Facebook page, to post pictures of themselves holding placards containing captions from her new book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestion.”

The response was mind-blowing. The diversity of the people who responded testifies to the unifying power of Adichie’s message. Apparently, the book is not seen as a call just for women to get in formation. Men also posed before the camera with messages of empowerment scribbled on the cardboards in celebration of Adichie’s new book.

Here are some of our favorite pictures.

PS. For those in the US and the UK, Dear Ijeawele is now on sale. Click on the cover image to buy.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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