The Danger of a Single Story: Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie’s wonderful TED talk seems to be making a second or third round on blogs right now, so I thought I’d do my part and link ya’ll to it. It’s truly one of the best TED talks, and that is saying a lot. If you have twenty minutes to spare, click the link below.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

From the site:

“About this talk: Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels and stories are jewels in the crown of diasporan literature.”

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