In the realm of science-fiction, there is only one true African American queen: Unlike my classroom library, built to reach a diverse set of interests, my personal library boasts a miniscule collection.
As an adjunct instructor in the First-Year Writing program at Temple University, careful thought was placed on the thematic structure of coursework.
Some of the ways the college approached the typically banal composition course were innovative, even somewhat provocative. It would lead to an astounding experience for both my students and myself.
Butler is considered the quintessential voice amongst African American women in the genre of science fiction. She is the only African American female to be inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and her awards and accolades are too numerous to recount.
But the most striking characteristic about her as an author is the rebellious humility with which she approached her work. It is a paradox that, although her career was remarkable, may have relegated her to a fringe market. It is a paradox only one of her novels seems to transcend.
Kindred is a tour de force, carefully folding elements of traditional science fiction into a profound piece of historical fiction. It is a story about history and perception. Within those pages, Butler challenges the reader to witness the unavoidable past through the eyes of the present.
Chapter 1 from Bloodchilda story that earned both a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award An article where Butler addresses her use of the near-future to discuss the present.
The official Octavia Butler site.The Danger of a Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Among them was a transcript of a TED talk given by my crush titled “The Danger of a Single Story.” The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.
I remember thinking about how well the speaker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, explained her points and of how she kept not just my attention, but also my interest, for a full nineteen minutes. The topic Adichie covered is stated in the title of the TED Talk: “The Danger of a Single Story.”.
"The “Danger of a Single Story”, a TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie" " “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete." "Excellent wording." See more "In this ted talk Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explains why we should all be feminist.
She was first. Chimamanda Adichie stole our hearts with “The Danger of a Single Story.” Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun had been out a few years before the TED talk, but it was that talk that took her from being a successful novelist to a global thought leader.
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM toolkit Stereotyping and prejudice are not limited to the ignorant or closed-minded.
Its beginnings lie in the almost automatic need to group people into categories and to identify clear “us” and “them” groups.” > The danger of a single story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TED, posted Oct ). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in to an Igbo family.
Her father was a professor at the University of Nigeria, and her mother was the university registrar. Adichie began her university studies in Nigeria, but later transferred, first to Drexel University and then to Eastern.