Lesson Plan: The Danger of A Single Story

Single Story

(taken from Chimamanda Adichie’s TED talk)
By Suriati Abas,
Intended for university students
Synopsis of Adichie’s story:

In this TED talk, a Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, warns against listening to only one side of a story as it leads to misconceptions about a particular people or nation. She illustrates this with her personal stories about coming to the United States as a professor and an administrator’s daughter and meeting her college roommate.

Adichie mentions her single story of Fide, the houseboy who was working for her family and how her . . .

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