Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk
- In a well-developed paragraph, summarize the main idea of Adichie’s speech. Use at least one specific supporting detail from her speech as support.
- Adichie’s speech still holds a lot of relevance for today’s world. Think of one way in which Adichie’s insights connect with something that is happening now – this can be events in the news, larger social and cultural discussions about identity, inclusion, or diversity, etc. Write a response (250-300 words) in which you identify and explain this connection. Incorporate at least one direct quote from the video, and be as specific as possible in reference to the world events you discuss.
- An anecdote is a brief story that a writer or speaker tells in order to help make a point. Identify one example in her speech where Adichie uses an anecdote to help develop her point. Briefly summarize the anecdote, then explain how she uses this anecdote to develop the point she is making.