By Chimamanda Adichie
Why this all fuss about a “single story”? So what is a single story? Does this mean manipulation of ‘a single story’ by countless re-telling and thus creating an ‘entrenched’ view in our minds which we fail to challenge and investigate with a forward-looking vision?
No wonder, this leads to a lot of assumptions, half-truths and stereotypes when this story is passed on from one to another. For example a lot of people think that Australia is like the land of the kangaroos and there’s crocodile Dundee catching crocodiles in the Australian outback, but they do not acknowledge the cities, towns, suburbs, and the people who talk good English. These stories told by …show more content…
She also mentioned about stereotypes and she acknowledged that sometimes stereotypes are true but however they are not balanced and are incomplete she said. That really reminded me about an incident in my Christianity class we had this debate about Colorism. Well Colorism is how people acted towards a group of racial class based on their lightness or darkness of their skin tone. The theory also specified that the lighter complexion would be granted more wealth, higher status and power in the society than the non-