The danger of a single story

How often do we see other countries or cultures trhough a single story? Is there a single authentic African identity? Who decided these were the stories to tell? What are the power relations behind these stories?

“Power is not just the ability to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitve story…” – Adichie

This morning I watched this TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie which tackles the issues of identity and power. It is 19 minutes that will make you a better thinker, a better tell of stories, and a better person.