Stereotypes

With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot – and should not – be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora. Share your personal story about Africa at Africa.com or on Twitter @Africa_com with the hashtag…

“Why Are We Surprised?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about the geography of mind

The following is a repost from bookslive.co.za/blog Video: “Why Are We Surprised?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Keynote Speech at the Nordic Africa Institute by Luso on Oct 24th, 2012 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the acclaimed Nigerian author of Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck and the Orange Prize-winning Half of a Yellow Sun, recently gave the keynote speech at the Nordic Africa…

African Literature, Stereotypes and “The danger of a single story”

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a motivating and insightful speech on TEDtalks, not so long ago. We warmly invite you to listen to her, as she talks about “The danger of a single story” – in many ways relating to The Single Story about Africa – with strong examples from different historical angles that would also…