Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Rejecting the Single Story
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delightfully entertains listeners in one of my favorite TED talks, "The Danger of a Single Story". In it this is what she says: “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.” And that, of course, is what is dangerous. This collection of poems is a delicious rejection of the single story. Highschool students, many of whom have recently entered the United States, and for whom the English language is not their first, give you a glimpse of their thoughts. I think you'll enjoy them. Please scroll down below the map.