Wednesday, 14 October 2009

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE ON THE DANGERS OF THE SINGLE STORY

This is a brilliant talk, from a brilliant writer.

10 comments:

Tania Hershman said...

Thank you for this, that was wonderful. Excellent points that she makes.

Nik Perring said...

That talk is utterly brilliant. Thanks for posting.

Emma said...

Incredibly wonderful talk, thanks for sharing it.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Glad you all liked it. There are some very inspirational talks on there....all free!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

What a wonderful speaker she is. And so goddamn beautiful. I will go now and read her work.

Rachel Fenton said...

Terrific post. I thought she gave a very enthralling talk. Brilliant angle on the universality of prejudice.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Aye, she is extremely beautiful. When we met v briefly at Oxford lit fest, I remember her shoes, on the end of these impossibly long legs. Enthralling things with high perspex heels...

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Hi Rachel.. too true.

lifemodel said...

thanks for this Vanessa, I've not read anything by her - yet - but will look out for it. Currently re-reading Small Island, interesting multi-narrator approach, exploring race AND class and our shared history. Wish my mum was still alive to lend it to, she'd have loved it.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Hi Jo... I enjoy her short stories as much as anything. Half of a Yellow Sun is also great.