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Surname 1 Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Adichie’s talk and relation to American Stories Adichie, the Nigerian Author of the Danger of a Single Story, talks about stereotypes and how Africa is viewed in general. She argues from the perspective that hearing the same single story for long; it becomes the only story that is believed. Based on her arguments, she states that is often that we hear about Africa being the poorest country in the whole world, within which people live amongst wild animals in terror and fear (Adichie, Chimamanda 20). As such, Africa is seen as a single narrative, the one that all generations have come to know. This is the hazard of a single story as presented by the authors. If we hear or read stories about a bit of the world, we tend to see that piece of the world as the stories depict those spots. Those stories we get make us feel certain feelings, emotions like pity, towards the general population that lives in those places. She was able to come up with stories that resembled the outside stories she would read which contained white cleaned kids with blue eyes, not in the least like her. Until she found African stories is the purpose of which she comprehended that people like her could be in stories. Similar situations can be depicted from the cases of Ifemelu and Obinze in the American story. The story shows how much racism is upheld in England, Nigeria, and America. When we consider Ifemelu, she does not think of herself as black while she is in Nigeria. However, most people in the same country have used products and chemicals to lighten their skins since the more light-skinned persons look, the more people think they are attractive. When both Obinze
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Surname 2 and Ifemelu visit England and America respectively, it is evident to them that racism is more of a part of life to them in these states. Obinze recollects his previous lifestyle and now thinks about it to his present one. He has developed a character for himself as a wealthy Nigerian agent with a lovely spouse and youngster. However, he is as yet unsatisfied. We will see that race isn't an
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