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.
This is Chimamanda Adichie. My absolute favourite author.
I’ve read three of her books; Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun (a must read) and The Thing Around Your Neck.
She tells stories like no other other writer I’ve come across, sincere, visually and emotionally intense in her words, and allows your mind to wander, question and makes your heart stop at the most unexpected moments on the journey.
This TED video is particularly important in life and the way we see ourselves, our culture, our people and our surroundings and how what we are exposed to can become a certain prison of the imagination.