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Ted Talk by Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

Level: intermediate to  high 

Questions for the talk

A) Listen and watch the talk HERE (Ted talk), also embedded underneath.  

B) If you need a transcript of Ms. Adichie's talk in word you can donwload it from HERE 


You can project the questions using your beam projector 

1. Do you think you may be the owner of a single story about a country or a person or group of people?
2. Have you ever been the victim of somebody else’s single story?
3. Have you ever witnessed somebody being the victim of a single story ?
4. What does “a single story” mean? Explain using your own words
5. When did Chimamanda consciously identify herself as African?
6. On her flight from Lagos, Chimamanda saw an advertisement about the charity work in "India, Africa and other countries" What does the ad suggest to you?
7. Her Nigerian publisher, Mr. Mukta Bakaray, left his job in a bank to start a publishing house. Why did he did so?

Questions written by Isabel Salinas and myself, María Zabala Peña

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