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Chimamanda Adichie and “the danger of the single story”

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If you’ve got an extra 20 minutes, consider watching this talk that author Chimamanda Adichie gives about the power to shape and frame stories, and what it means to have that power, and the impact that stories have on us and how they influence our perceptions of other people and of ourselves, and stereotypes, and the power of multiple stories, and…

It’s fantastic.

I have yet to read anything by Chimamanda Adichie, but I aim to change that.

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Written by Emily Jane

April 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

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  1. i ve only read her short story collection which i enjoyed ,she always seems passionate about writing the couple of times i ve heard her interviewed on the radio ,all the best stu

    winstonsdad

    April 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  2. Yes, she communicates her passion very well!

    Emily Jane

    April 27, 2010 at 2:44 am

  3. What a fantastic link. I love Adichie and her short story book – can’t wait to read one of her novels later this year. I couldn’t agree more with what she says about stories!

    amymckie

    May 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

    • I couldn’t agree more either. Thanks for the comment, Amy šŸ™‚

      Emily Jane

      May 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm


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