Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: „The Danger of a Single Story“ #talk

„[…] Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it to the definitive story of that person. The Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti writes that if you want to dispossess a people, the simplest way to do it, is to tell their story, and to start with ‚secondly’. Start the story with the arrows of the native Americans and not with the arrival of the British, and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the failure of the African states and not with the colonial creation of the African states, and you have an entirely different story […].“ EXCERPT FROM THE SPEECH

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