How Fiction Can Change The World

Stereotypes make one story become the only story, and that's a problem. Author Chimamanda Adichie talks about how knowing only one story — about a people, or a place, or a culture — means not really knowing the world.At :45, Adichie tells us how Western stories affected her writing; at 5:40, she talks about why people THINK they understand her writing; and at 14:00, she explains the consequences of having only one story, and the amazing potential of having many.