I am always looking for ways to help my students see the complexity in most situations — that the things that “everybody knows” may be only part of the truth — or not true at all — and that knowing more or listening longer might give them more knowledge and the chance to act with greater wisdom.
I love this talk by Chimamanda Adichie because she begins with the views she had from within the bubble of her own childhood experiences — and how her world became more interesting and vibrant when her “single story” about a situation gave way to multiple stories — and she IS a good story teller!
- Love in the time of cornrows: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her new novel (telegraph.co.uk)
- After Achebe (thehindu.com)
- Chinua Achebe Hands Over to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (anastasiaruth.wordpress.com)