Thursday 21 January 2010

Chimamanda Adichie on the Danger of a Single Story

A colleague sent me a link to a 19-minute TED talk on ‘The Danger of a Single Story’ by novelist Chimamanda Adichie. I listened to it whilst sorting papers and occasionally stopped to listen more closely.

Here’s the blurb:

‘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.’

A link on the right allows one to open up an interactive transcript of the talk.

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