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The danger of the single story

In Africa stories, Books, How we learn and think on May 22, 2013 at 3:32 pm

In this powerful TED video, Chimamanda Adichie describes the way that our innocent telling and choosing of stories contributes to our continuance of stereotypes that separate us. It’s very worth watching.

What she does really well is to share her personal experiences both of being the stereotyper and of the stereotyped.

Her language is elegant and precise, which makes me want to read one of her novels. I just bought Half of a Yellow Sun.

  1. […] Via Kate Hayward’s Thinkubator blog post, The Danger of a Single Story. […]

  2. Wonderful!

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