A video of Chimamanda Adichie
11 a.m., July 23, 2023
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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Ms. Adichie’s novels and stories are jewels in the crown of diasporan literature.
Ms. Adichie is a Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories and nonfiction.
Ms. Adichie presented this popular 18-minute TED talk in 2009. You can preview it at https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story
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