Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. In this TED Talk video, novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. About the speaker: Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels and stories are jewels in the crown of [...]

Bringing multicultural perspectives on English into the classroom

What are the images we usually relate to English? Which countries and cultures are usually represented in English learning materials? Do they speak for the variety of official English speaking countries and their cultures around the world? This report describes the attempt to include multiple perspectives of English speaking cultures in the classroom. The classes […]