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Monday, 23 July 2018

Perfect gift for women, girls and parents.

I've just discovered the existence of the 4th estate publishing and so quite by accident discovered the very wonderful Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. As I move through her works, I discovered this very little book, a letter to a friend on raising a daughter.


At $8.32, it's roughly the price of a card, and thus a perfect greeting for any woman about to have a baby, or any young girl, or a parent, male or female, raising a girl. In order to make the world better, and fairer, we must all evolve. So perhaps instead of a card, send this with an inscription inside the cover.

The quote I leave you with, is not on specific gender child rearing, but all children, and anyone with teens will recognise the truth in these words:

"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 you try. And always trust your instincts above all else, because you will be guided by your love for your child"


Those of us deep into raising a young adult, know that all you can do is try, and keep trying.

I'm currently working my way through her fiction - it's hard not to be charmed by the authors voice and reason.

Have you read anything delightful lately?

Linking with #MakeMySaturdaySweet

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    1. I've just started her stories 'The Thing around your neck' and have Americaniah ready to go as soon as I finish the dumbest book for book club...it's killing me! She has a really charming voice.

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  2. I will have to add this to my list!

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  3. I need to read this, what a great idea to gift this instead of a card!

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  4. I haven't read this but now you have helped me order so I can catch up.

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    1. That's not an affiliate link - I alternate between Dymocks and A&R - not a personal recommendation on you to order with :)

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  5. This sounds like a good read, thanks for the recommendation x Maria

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing at NanaHood!

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  7. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for joining the #DreamTeam this week

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  8. Ooh I'm always on the lookout for something new and interesting to read. Thanks for the recommendation x #StayClassyMama

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  9. Sounds good, I'll have to check it out #STayClassyMama

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing, I have not heard of it.

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  11. I think I may have read another blog post about this book, I've definitely heard of it before, it's now on my must-read list! #kcacols

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  12. I'm not a reader, really I'm not, but I recently read Cows by Dawn O Porter. It's fab, good fun and one of the lead characters in an influential blogger so it's semi relatable.

    Thanks for linking this up to #KCACOLS. This author sounds incredible and I love your gifting idea.

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  13. That is a great quote. We have to give our children the tools to face the world and hope they make the right choices based on what we have taught them. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  14. Quote is powerful! Wow. I have made a note of the author for when I finish my current stack of things to read. Thank you! #KCACOLS xoxo

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  15. This sounds great. I’m definitely going to get a copy. Thank you for sharing with #Stayclassymama

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  16. Ooh I'm adding this to my reading pile! Sounds right up my reading street, thanks. #kcacols

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  17. I will most definitely add this to my reading list! I have just started reading books again! #KCACOLS

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  19. Good for all parents raising any gender kid. #kcacols

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  20. I read a brief history of feminism for strong girls recently to be fair it made me think a lot about how I'm raising my girl whom I believe is exhibiting a lot of gender fluid traits. Might give this a go thanks #KCACOLS

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  21. Oh, I love that quote! It's a really lovely idea to send instead of a card too, I might have to remember that one!

    I've recently discovered J.S. Fletcher's mystery novels and have been diligently working my way through them. They're all kind of neat and cosy and make for nice evening reading. :) #CKACOLS

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