16 May 2010

The Danger of a Single Story

I think I might show this beautiful speech by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie on the first day of my Outsider course in the fall -- it's 18 minutes well spent.
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. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Matt. I'm reading Half of a Yellow Sun right now, and am captivated by Adichie's writing.

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