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Monday, October 12, 2009

If You Want To Invest At Least Your 30 minutes To Reframe the "African question" And Avoid the Single Story ... Here's Hope! Plus plenty more...

[1] Beautifully presented and in perspective!

http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

"About this talk

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.

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novels and stories are jewels in the crown of diasporan literature. " Full bio and more links

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[2] and don't miss Andrew Mwenda's Talk

http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_mwenda_takes_a_new_look_at_africa.html

"About this talk (In Arusha Tanzania)


In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the "African question" -- to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent.

About Andrew Mwenda

Journalist Andrew Mwenda has spent his career fighting for free speech and economic empowerment throughout Africa. He argues that aid makes objects of the poor -- they become passive…" Full bio and more links

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