Chimamanda Adichie : The Danger Of A Single Story

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Adichie, Chimamanda. “The Danger of a Single Story.” TED, TED Talk. Youtube, October 7, 2009, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg. This Ted Talk served as a basis for all our essays. Chimamanda Adichie is an African writer who is from Nigeria, but studied in America. In this talk, there is a lot of information about, what she calls, the curse of a single story. This means that if you only have one story about a certain subject, then you have only a limited view of it. Adichie talks about how dangerous this can be, because you are perceiving something hat is most likely more complex and has more information to it, as something that is simple and has one view towards it. I used this to compare my main topic of gap years to. I used…show more content…
I also feel they are very reliable because the information was very current. At the top of the page, it states that the information was to be released on August 24, 2017, which was only about three months ago. I also believe that his information stayed very objective because they gained nothing from releasing information that showed how many jobs the average college graduate holds. Hulstrand, Janet. “Time Out: The Gap Year Abroad.” International Educator, March/April, 2010 page 50-53. (PDF File) This article was another one of my pieces that was very informative. The article was made by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which is the world’s largest nonprofit association that focuses on international education and exchange programs. They focus a lot on helping students plan and take their gap years. This article has both information on personal peoples’ gap years and statistics on gap years. I think that NAFSA is very qualified to speak about Gap Years because their whole business rotates around them. Holly Bull, president of the Center for Interim Programs (CIP) speaks throughout many of the articles. The CIP is another program that assist students in their gap year, making Holly Bull a great person to rely on for further information about gap years. Another person repetitively mentioned throughout the article is Ron L. Witczak, assistant vice provost and director of study abroad at Portland State University. They give a lot of insight for gap years
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