Danger Of A Single Story Analysis

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s "Danger of a Single Story" explores how individuals misinterpret information based on one side of a story, such as stereotyping and judging others. She discusses the lives of Americans and Nigerians in depth, by explaining what society thinks of each nationality. To begin with, when individuals decide to explore one side of a story, they stereotype people on the information they have learned. For example, Adichie’s roommate felt pity before she even had the chance to get to know her, because Adichie came from a country from Africa. Her roommate thought that English was not her official language and that she was not aware on how to turn on a stove. The roommate had stereotyped Adichie based on what she has heard

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