The Danger of a Single Story

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November 21, 2012

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The Danger of a Single Story

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize.

– Chimamanda Adichie –

The Danger of a Single Story

Growing up in Nigeria, author Chimamanda Adichie only read stories about blue-eyed British children, playing in the snow and eating apples. She loved these stories, but she could not connect to these stories. Growing up in an English-speaking former colony, Adichie nevertheless embraces Nigerian history and tradition to write critically acclaimed diasporan literature. Watch her discuss her own youth and the perceptions about Africa she had to overcome. { read more }

Be The Change

Close your eyes and spend some time thinking about some of the sterotypical concusions you may have made about someone you know and then set out to learn more about them

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