The Danger of the Single Story

Reflect on Adichie’s “The Danger of the Single Story” and consider this quote from her closing remarks:

Stories matter.Many stories matter.Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize.Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity. (17:36)
  • Share something from your own experience where you were guilty of buying into a “single story.”
  • Share something from your own experience of how “many stories” changed what you thought you knew from a “single story.”
  • How has this course changed the way you read books, watch movies, etc.?