In case anyone out there’s feeling a bit, you know, icky after watching this week’s Question Time, here’s something that I picked up from Vanessa Gebbie’s blog that will go some way towards cleansing the image of Nick Griffin’s ugly fat face from your mind. It’s a talk given by Chimamanda Adichie at TED on the dangers of the single story. If you haven’t seen it already, I really suggest clearing 20 minutes of your day to give it your attention. Trust me: you will feel better after this.
That was wonderful, thank you so much for linking it! Her perspective is so fresh and clear, and puts into focus so many important things. (And the American Psycho reference is probably the best thing ever.)
Sometimes my husband and I entertain each other by giving the childhood impressions we had of each others’ home countries. Single stories give some good comedy material, if not much else, that’s for sure.
Glad you liked it, Katey. And you’re right, the American Psycho reference is wonderful 🙂