Resource: Danger of a Single Story

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Resource, Awareness of Social Identities, Culture, Dominant Narratives

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Middle GradesHigh SchoolCollege/Adult

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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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.

This is a popular video for introducing stereotyping and dominant narratives.

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