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The danger of a single story

Susan Notes:

Chimamanda Adichie gives a presentation at TED that will knock your socks off. She is beautiful, intelligent, and mesmerizing. And besides that, she's right. I include only small bit of her wisdom. Go to the url below and see and hear for yourself.

Halfway through her presentation, I went to Amazon and ordered one of her books. Then I started her presentation over from the beginning.

by Chimamanda Adichie

The single story creates stereotypes. The trouble with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story. . . . The single story robs people of dignity. . . stories matter.

Many stories matter.

February 2010

— Chimamanda Adichie



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