Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Amnat77, Jun 21, 2010.
''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.''
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She nailed it.
Brilliant writer, and a beautiful woman.
Do you know I had just finished reading one of her books yesterday when I stumbled on this speech by accident, and I had NEVER heard of her prior to last week?
spirit works in mysterious ways and I so want to go back home.
Love her accent!
Andrew Mwenda also made a presentation, and while he comes across as pro capitalist, at least he urges everybody to learn more about the realities which plague modern Africa...
I. e., how it is mischaracterized, via the western (white controlled) media, etc., makes its peoples seem and sound a lot more helpless, its nation's pligth a lot more hopeless, than either truly are!
I kinda sorta feel and think ours here is a reflection of the same sort of outsider (meddling) interferance...
The short version:
What our friends don't know--our enemies understand--far too well!
Ignorance ain't 'bliss'...
As in ours too!
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