Tag: interpretation

The danger of a single story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Photo portrait of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When I first watched Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk, I was drawn in to her discourse on the way in which Africa and Africans are usually negatively portrayed in the media and imagined by people outside the continent. As a South African living in the United States, I identified with her lament that these negative stories overlook the many other stories that reflect people’s actual lived experiences. More …