The danger of a single story

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How stories are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told — are really dependent on power.

Show a people as one thing — as only one thing — over and over again, and that is what they become.

A talk about stereotypes, literature, culture, power and race.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story #TED : http://on.ted.com/i0Sm2

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Watch me as I breathe life into these Ls and soft TH sounds

Watch me as I slither these lines through the cracks of my lips

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