This essay focuses on The Danger of a Single Story. Hello, I added all the requirements for this essay in the attachments, I’m expecting a well written, professional, plagiarism free. this is the link for the speech given by the writer Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie:
Firstly, Hello, I add all the requirements for this essay in the attachments,
Secondly, I’m expecting a well written, professional, plagiarism free.
Thirdly, this is the link for the speech given by the writer Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg the two sources:
The “Danger of a Single Story”, a 2009 TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie, a young Nigerian author, provides a powerful tool for the Facing History classroom.
In the twenty minute video, Adichie describes the powerful impression the multitude of British stories made on her as a young girl growing up in Nigeria.
Firstly, She argues that inherent in the power of stories, is a danger—the danger of only knowing one story about a group.
“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.
They make one story become the only story.”
Adichie believes that stories matter, but that all too often in our lives we operate
from the perspective of hearing and knowing a single story — about a person, a situation, or perhaps a conflict.
And that we operate from the perspective of the single story unconsciously.
The risk of the single story, the one perspective, is that it can lead us to default assumptions
, conclusions and decisions that may be incomplete, and may lead to misunderstanding.
Operating from the context of a single story can prevent us from a more complex, nuanced view of a situation.
Adichie also makes a connection between single stories and the impact of power in our lives.
In any situation, who tells the story, how and when, can impact situations greatly.
The way we make sense of situations leads to narratives that may be harmful if left unexamine.
Power enables some to define individuals and situations from a particular lens.
As Adichie says, single stories can have significant negative impact.
They can rob people of their dignity, and emphasize how we are different rather than how we are similar.
At its core, this talk encourages us to recognize how much stories matter.
And that by giving space to hear a multitude of stories we can help to empower and humanize others.
I hope you’ll find this talk as thought provoking as I did.
While it runs 19 minutes, it helps remind me of the importance of openness to others’ lived experiences.