Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer and public
speaker who addresses social issues such as gender, race
and social status.
At the age of 19, Adichie left Nigeria and went to the Unites
States to study communications and political science. As a student, she
first experienced what was like to be identified by the color of one’s skin or
by one’s origins.
experiences drove her to learn more about race as an idea, stereotypes, and
also feminism. Over the years, she has written several critically acclaimed
books like Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun.
it wasn’t until her TED Talks went viral that people really knew about Adichie
– The Danger of A Single Story is now
one of the most-viewed TED Talks of all time, and for a good reason. With incredible
wit and eloquence, Chimamanda tells the story of
how she found her authentic cultural voice and how a single story of a
person or a country, can lead to critical misunderstanding.
Here are 15 Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie quotes on shared assumptions and their negative effect.