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The dangers of a single story

Written on February 22, 2011

I heartily recommend this profound and thought provoking TED talk. I was forwarded the link by an Australian teller, from a blog by US storyteller Carolyn Stearn. “The dangers of a single story”

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie

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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