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Teachers can share the materials that they have created on either of the books here. Materials are to be sent to grosa@hostos.cuny.edu on a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachment.

The Danger of a Single Story

As you read Gilbert Tuhabonye’s memoir, it would be wonderful to view the TED talk that acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave on October 7, 2009.  In her lecture, entitled “The Danger of a Single Story,” the author of two prize-winning novels (Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun) and a book of short stories (The Thing around Your Neck) explains how she found her own cultural voice.  She also insists at the same time that when we hear only one story about another person or country, we risk not having a critical understanding of that individual or country.

To view this stimulating lecture, go to this site:

http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html