Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (March 29, 2014) (Feminist Paper Doll Project 2014)

March 29, 2014
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an awarding winning (really lots of awards and acclaim) author. Her books get to the essence of story telling. She tells stories- stories of little boys, little girls, old women, powerful men- that have numerous perspectives regarding a single point in time. This dancing around the story would I believe make Simone de Beauvoir happy as truly there is no such thing as objectivity in humanity- just a whole lot of stories.

In her Ted Talk, "The Danger of a Single Story," Chimamanda Adichie emphasizes this fact. As a feminist she goes on, we need to hear ALL the stories that were left out of the "victors'" stories. These official histories of the victors leave out the little facts that helped to build up. And no one can bear the full weight-or should bear- of telling the whole story of everybody.

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