Chimamanda ngozi adichie: the danger of a single story

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about the danger of narrow mindedness that stems mainly from mass media and western literature and how having one view of a culture, country (in this case continent!) or race can lead to people misjudging, stereotyping and in a way missing out on discovering a whole other side of a culture, country, continent and race they never knew about. No matter where we’re from or what experiences we’ve had, we’re more similar than different.

Though I haven’t watched very many TED talks, this one by far is one of my favourites.

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3 comments
  1. She’s an amazing speaker, I heard her once at a reading, back when she had published only one book, have been following her work ever since and just read Americanah over the summer which I think is brilliant. Must listen to this talk too, thanks for sharing it.

  2. Yes, please do listen to this talk when you have a chance – just brilliant!

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