The Danger of a Single Story

Reflect on Adichie’s “The Danger of the Single Story,” and consider this quote from her closing remarks:

Stories matter.

Many stories matter.

Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize.

Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity. (17:36)

Share something from your own experience where you were guilty of buying into a “single story.”
Share something from your own experience of how “many stories” changed what you thought you knew from a “single story.”
How has this course changed the way you read books, watch movies, etc.?

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