The danger of a single story

 

How stories are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told — are really dependent on power.

Show a people as one thing — as only one thing — over and over again, and that is what they become.

A talk about stereotypes, literature, culture, power and race.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story #TED : http://on.ted.com/i0Sm2

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Her talk is so true! I once worked with AmeriCorps and did environmental education in some Alaskan villages. I had a single story that was untrue. They had most, if not all of the utilities and electronics we have and many of the privileges. The kids knew all of what we had to say already, although they enjoyed our fun activities and games, and in fact, were our guides on the local hikes. I learned a lot during that time about how untrue and uneducated single stories can be. I’m so glad you stopped by my blog, and I got a chance to read yours. I look forward to your future posts!

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    1. Dixi says:

      Wow, that must have been quite the surprise i imagine. How amazing. Honestly, i wouldn’t know what to think of Alaskan ‘villagers’ other than the very primitive portret that i have seen over and over again. Great example!

      Thanks for reading.

      Dixi

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  2. Ula says:

    I love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

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    1. Dixi says:

      Ha, that makes two of us!

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  3. Denise Fletcher says:

    excellent talk. So glad I could hear this.

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    1. Dixi says:

      Thats just how i felt when i listened to this talk!

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  4. A.M. O'Brien says:

    I got to meet her at an educator workshop. She tells such amazing stories!

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    1. Dixi says:

      Thats awesome! Hope to meet her myself soon!

      Dixi

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  5. mwitasblog says:

    Hello Dixi. Thanks for the visit on my blog. Hope to be seeing more of you.

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  6. osarobohenry says:

    Thank you for stopping by at my blog and for liking one of my posts. May the Lord richly bless you more abundantly in the name of Jesus Christ.

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