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.
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Don't just listen to Ngozi Chimamada, pay attention to the culture that made and raised her in Nigeria is a dying breed that needs the World's support to survive under Biafra Nation.
Pay attention to GENOCIDE in Biafra, the spirited Americanesque High Flying Eagle ethnic group tied by the Wings to the Lead Winged Turkeys of Nigeria as they weep, fight and breath for freedom from oppression and Genocide.
If USA ignores what's going on against Biafrans, USA has no moral value to call itself the citadel of Democracy and freedom.
The Republican spirit that has endured in Biafra Land way before the American founding fathers reigned is being ignore in Nigeria today by USA because that's the way Britain wants it.
You don't want them immigrating into your land, help them survive in the own land, simple and short a solution.
Excellent speech by Chimmamanda . It is true that the literature has a powerful potential to motivate people.
Her ambition to help her nation by starting libraries and supplying books will definitely will bear fruit. Like her, many from her place will get a chance to go to Harvard and Yale to pursue higher studies and that will in turn enlighten her nation and also the entire African continent . Best wishes .
Still can’t believe that was 2009, just watched this and it feels and sounds so fresh....Music to my ears...😉
This topic/subject is timeless & will always be relevant. Surely it’s good to respect each other’s stories with no judgments/ biases. Authenticity is key! No one else can ever try to tell your own story. It’s yours period...and no one else can tell it like you do.🤷🏽♀️
Her speech is the power of the ability to tell a story that starts and ends....sounds like the book Americanah....a complete beauty and brains...I will write like her some day....though from childhood experience... Loll
Mali ve Kamerun’a gelmeden önce bende tek bir hikayeye sahiptim ama şimdi binlerce görüşüm oldu.Binlerce hikayeye tanıklık ettim. Afrika’ya gelip bu insanlarla tanışmak paha biçilemez bir armağan iyi ki hayatımın bir bölümünde sizlerle aynı yolda yürüdüm..
I have watched this video over and over.I don't know if I feel sad or excited,cuz I came from a place who's people are hardly seen beyond her stories of corruption,poor governance with a single president since 1982 etc.Just like the rest of Africa.I only thank Ngozi that her speech since 2009 is only an inspiration for me in ending 2018 to tell the otherside of cameroons story in 2019.
The power of multiple stories.thanks
Love your talk.. living in Gambia since 2007. Gambians have as many misconceptions about a white man as americams of Africans. You can't understand a culture from another continent. Especially before the internet.
+MAMA CHOUCHOU i agree with you. I was generalizing. Btw even Gambians do this. I've been told many times its all similar below the Sahara. Clearly there are complex differences between cultures and many similarities a. I love Gambia though. I have a symbiotic relationship here with a manjago muslim family. Enjoy helping the children do better in school.
Alex Muir am confused when you talk about “Africa “ and “African” when you have only been to one only country which is Gambia and there are 54 countries in Africa?🤔🤨 It’s like talking about European in general when you had only been to Russia or Germany, or talking about America in general when you had only been to Mexico 🤨🤔...
And to be clear i was referring to tv shows and movies that are representative of modern Africa. Clearly history is covered widely and major events but its like the characters often have only little details about culture. The complexity is impossible to grasp in a 2 hr moveor even 100 2 hour movies.
When i first arrived in Gambia in 2004 i was like baby.. learning the tribes greetings, the names of trees and fruit, mangeh dem fi, toubab, monfingo. What is clear is Africans do a poor job of creating media that is interestimg for a North American audience perhaps because many haven't visited and can't grasp the requirements while of course many are visiting and do create great content and some without the visit. Generally though its the musicians that are making north Americans fall in love with Africa and we can't hear the words. But tv ahows or movies produced in africa not so much visibility across the ocean.
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As a child, there was a portrait in our family home in Paris that I always loved. Today, it’s known as Maya with Doll – but to me it was just a portrait of my mother, albeit a remarkable one. “Your grandfather was a painter,” she would say, whenever the subject of the canvas, one of many that hung around the house, came up in discussion. It was only when I began school, and whispers about my heritage started to follow me, that I realised what an understatement that was. My grandfather was far more than a painter. He was the defining figure of 20th-century art – and, as I would learn later from years of academic study, a true genius. It was a revelation that would shape the course of my life in many ways. When Picasso died – in 1973, the year before I was born – he left behind 45,000 works, not to mention personal objects and correspondence.