Audio excerpt from TED talk by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the ability of bodies of power to illustrate communities and people in one light only. Recorded on a Zoom H4n
Durham, NC USA
TED Talk, Author, Conference, Presentation, Social Justice
"Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti writes that if you want to dispossess a people, the simplest way to do it is to tell their story and to start with, "secondly." Start the story with the arrows of the Native Americans, and not with the arrival of the British, and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the failure of the African state, and not with the colonial creation of the African state, and you have an entirely different story. "