Loading…

The danger of a single story

TEDGlobal 2009 · 18:49 · Filmed Jul 2009
Subtitles available in 41 languages
View interactive transcript
7,126,473 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

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.

pin This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
Novelist
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

Discuss

922 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please log in or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.