Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Let me put it out there that I am a feminist of sort. However this should not be a red herring. Chimmamanda Adichie is a lady with a powerful message to be shared. The message put succinctly is be weary of a single story for not only is it apt to be incomplete; it can create perceptions that can be dehumanising.

She is a story teller and a good one at that. Therefore, I urge all to watch this video : I hope that after watching it, we will all be inspired to seek the other stories that exist for people, events and everything else. I truly believe that if “we reject the single story” as she aptly puts it, then we will for example begin to see people for who they are and not what they do! It really drives me mad that I live in a society where it matters most about what you do and not who you are and what you believe in.

That said, thank you sister for a lovely and inspiring message.


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