Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Posted by Celia Walter | 29 Mar, 2010

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.

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

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. Full bio and more links

From Celia: I saw part of this talk on CTV. It has much to say to us, whether we are South African, Nigerian or American. Let all our stories be heard!

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