The danger of a single story | Chimamanda One woman, eight hilarious characters 5 months ago   19:17

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http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10

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Nick Kiddoh
I describe Novelist Chimamanda as a mind opener; to always be enthusiastic towards all matters of life. That the problem with a single story is "It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar".
ALEX KUMI
What a speech, so relevant in today's world.
Maduegbuna Oge
2019, still here and is worth my time
Crystal de swardt
The wonders of a single video and tedTalk: An individual with a more open mind
Marky
I’m here after Reddit
Lawrence Desmond Leach
I'm seeing this nearly 10 years after it was made. I'm speechless over this amazing content, this amazing woman, and her power. I shared it on my Facebook page. I hope you don't mind. Not only for my people to see it, but for me to see it again. And again. Thank you for your mind. weebale nnyo. L
Jason Chen
Thank you so much, your ted talk script is on my English exam
tyskbulle
I love this speech and songs like Baba Yetu in Swahili. A black kid thought me how I tie my shoes. We played football together, and I was often over to his house for dinner.
But I hate movies like Black Panther, and sometimes think colored people are lucky to live in my Caucasian country. I roll my eyes to identity politics and I have a disdain for most rap music.
What am I?
KwasiGhana
gold in two thousand freaking nine. gold today
joe Doe
Givin that this took place in 2009 before the Political Agression flare from BOTH sides, I'm comfortable in knowing it doesn't seem bias
Fran Sigot
Your welcome
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Is she from wakanda?
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Top Dispatch
National geographic is a TV business like any other . They do not make money by showing similarities yet many. They make money showing differences, gossip and scandals and when they cannot find one , they make it up.
nepaliman
anyone from reddit ???
Kadzowe
This is so true. I am a Kenyan in the USA with a very successful Life coaching business that I created using Youtube 3 years ago after meeting Oprah Winfrey and traveling with her to Australia. Many of my clients are absolutely fascinated when they see educated Africans from wealthy back grounds. It's very sad.
Zenme Yangzi
Every sub Saharan country gets food aid, medical aid and financial aid.
Thomas Cartwright
wow respect to this wondeful woman
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One woman, eight hilarious characters The danger of a single story | Chimamanda 5 months ago   21:01

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http://www.ted.com In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range.


TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10