SITES ABOUT
Select your download option
mp4 Files
low
320x180
medium
512x288
high
854x480
152 k
320x180
320 k
368 k
512x288
624 k
512x288
842 k
512x288
1099 k
640x360
1340 k
853x480
2096 k
1024x576
The danger of a single story
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Details
Share

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.

More From TED

How to spot a liar
Pamela Meyer
A glimpse of life on the road
Kitra Cahana
Click, Baby, Click!
ted
A forgotten Space Age technology could change how we grow food
Lisa Dyson
How to grow a forest in your backyard
Shubhendu Sharma
This is what happens when you reply to spam email
James Veitch
TED's secret to great public speaking
Chris Anderson
Less stuff, more happiness
Graham Hill
A new way to study the brain's invisible secrets
Ed Boyden
The happy secret to better work
Shawn Achor
The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
Pranav Mistry
How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history
Gerard Ryle
The habits of happiness
Matthieu Ricard
A new way to heal hearts without surgery
Franz Freudenthal
A project of peace, painted across 50 buildings
eL Seed
How I beat stage fright
Joe Kowan
The secret to desire in a long-term relationship
Esther Perel
Everyday leadership
Drew Dudley
How I held my breath for 17 minutes
David Blaine
How to speak so that people want to listen
Julian Treasure
My love letter to cosplay
Adam Savage
The surprising science of happiness
Dan Gilbert
The new era of positive psychology
Martin Seligman