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Transcript of Global Village
While watching this video write down the names of countries you didn't know
Countries of the World
With you group...
1. Pick a country - where you're from, one you have visited, one you'd like to visit, one you've never heard about.
2. Using your phone, tablet, or your own knowledge prepare an impromptu presentation - a few quick facts.
3. Then find a YouTube video of a famous musician from that country or a style of music that is popular.
born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977
fifth of six children in an Igbo family in the university town of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria, where the University of Nigeria is situated.
studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. At age 19,
She received a bachelor's degree from Eastern Connecticut State University with the distinction of summa cum laude in 2001.
In 2003, she completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University.
In 2008, she received a Master of Arts degree in African studies from Yale University.
Adichie was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University during the 2005–06 academic year.
In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also been awarded a 2011–12 fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Adichie, who is married, divides her time between Nigeria, where she teaches writing workshops, and the United States.
Adichie published a collection of poems in 1997 (Decisions) and a play (For Love of Biafra) in 1998.
Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), received wide critical acclaim
Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, named after the flag of the short-lived nation of Biafra, is set before and during the Nigerian Civil War. It received the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Half of a Yellow Sun has been adapted into a film of the same title directed by Biyi Bandele, starring BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and BAFTA award-winner Thandie Newton, and was released in 2014.
Her third book, The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), is a collection of short stories.
Dangers of the single story:
What single story did she grow up listening to that didn't reflect her life, culture or surroundings?
What is a single story from your childhood that didn't match your reality?
What example did she give of a time she discovered that there wasn't a single story for something she believed?
Do you have a similar example?
Has anyone ever believed a single story about you?
How has Global Village helped you to learn new stories about the people and world around you?