The danger of a single story


Sorry if you’ve heard this before. I thought it was worth sharing.

Chimamanda Adichie: El peligro de una sola historia. Video en Ted.com (en inglés, con subtítulos en español)

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10 thoughts on “The danger of a single story

  1. José Ignacio – This is a very powerful presentation. It’s a good reminder of the power of stories and perceptions and the importance of knowing many of them.

  2. I had not seen that before, Jose Ignacio, and I thought it was wonderful, so thank you very much. I have just discovered Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and she is my new literary heroine – I was knocked out by her book Americanah.

  3. So many of the fabulous stories coming out of Africa at the moment are doing so in the form of music/song. It’s wonderful, I think, to see these borders blurring.

    Not so much crime fiction, yes, true, but, well, y’know, um . . .

    1. Thanks for your comment John. Certainly is off topic. Anyway, translated crime fiction also helps to overcome the danger of a single story. 🙂

      1. Certainly is off topic.

        Ha1 Yes, I know. I’d just been playing some Mayra Andrade and it seemed to tie in to Adichie’s comments. Or something.

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