Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

“All of these stories make me who I am. But to insist on only these negative stories is to flatten my experience, and to overlook the many other stories that formed me. The single story creates stereotypes. And the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

Chimamanda Adichie has instantly jumped into my heart as one of the best writers in this generation. I’m already planning to read at least one of her books this summer.

Restructure!

We are multifaceted.

And stories in which we neither suffer nor resist are just as authentic. They are a part of our daily lives.

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