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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
The danger of a single story

TEDGlobal 2009 · 18:49 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story
18:49 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 41 languages

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda 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.

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Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels and stories are jewels in the crown of diasporan literature. Full bio
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