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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in her TED talk title “The Danger of a Single Story,” demonstrates the stereotypes that are made from their mindset. Her purpose is to demonstrate that people should not make assumptions of others based on their own perspective. As an illustration, she reflects back to her childhood where she felt “enormous pity,” because she believed that the poor house boy, Fide’s family had no value based on her single perspective of poverty. However, after she saw a beautiful patterned basket made by Fide’s mother she realized that people have more than her interpretation of people. Similarly, her roommate was shocked when Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was different from the roommate’s approach of Nigerians. Her roommate believed that people from Africa were poor and old fashioned, but when Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie listened to Mariah Carey instead of “tribal music” her roommate was amazed. Ibtihaj Muhammad, a female Muslim American athlete, wrote a letter to President published in Time magazine’s March 20, 2107 issue to explain that she values the diversity of America with different faiths and different ethnicities. Muhammad’s purpose in this…

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    Within her book, we should all be feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells anecdotes of what it is like to be a young feminist in Africa, she speaks at one point of the ‘helpers’ found in major cities around the continent, often young men who offer to help the wealthier park cars in the congested metropolitan area. To stand out, these young men add some theatrics to the service they provide. These young Nigerian men are not the only ones who add theatrics to helping others. There are often…

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Dear Ijeawele, writes the novelette in the manner of fifteen suggestions to a friend whom is asking how to raise her daughter into a well-rounded feminist. Although the book is originally intended solely for her friend, Adichie believes it is important for everyone that is an active member of society to sit down and read the advice she proposes. As she expresses in the beginning pages of her enlightened manifesto, “Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I…

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    opportunities for survival. However, it is hard for some to see how people really live on this land. They do not see the chaotic madness that is happening between the people living on this land that is known as America. In Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the main character, Ifemelu, experiences life in this chaotic place called America. Ifemelu lived in Nigeria with her family, friends, and her first love Obinze. She had an opportunity to come to America for a better college…

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    In the Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is something everyone should watch. She told the story of how she was introduced to a boy named Fide and realized his family wasn’t as rich as hers. However, she did mention visiting him in his own village and seeing the talent his family has such as the basket making. This was some sort of bias, as just because he’s poor it has nothing to do with special talents someone may have. This is why I believe everyone should ignore all the bias. Everyone has…

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    United States hierarchy is not uncommon. In the novel Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ifemelu an African immigrant from Nigeria experiences the reality of what the “American Dream” as an immigrant is truly like. Adichie uses her character's life as African immigrants to show how race affects her in America. Ifemelu moved to the United States thinking that she would easily be able to get a job, go to school, find love and be able to send money home in Nigeria but instead was faced with…

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    the immigrant experience. In America particularly, black immigrants have a much different experience than immigrants of other ethnicities. In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Americanah, she explores how immigrants of African descent get treated in their new countries. She examines how race impacts beauty standards, opportunities, and the hierarchy of prejudice for black immigrants. One prevalent theme of race throughout in novel is the assimilation to western beauty standards. Many…

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    critique could start an international Black Lives Matter Movement. The critique of how we teach teenage girls about sex is an extremely important issue to discuss. It would smash some of the common misconceptions about female sexuality and hopefully change some school’s sexual education programs. More importantly, it would show teenage girls that it is okay to want to have sex, masturbate, and get sexual aroused. I will teach women how to become the master of their own sexual wellbeing. …

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    States, and in countries all across the world, experience racism and prejudice potentially due to the color of one’s skin, ethnicity, or religion. People’s responses to racism may be different based on a variety of factors such as age, upbringing, and sex. In the novel Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, two characters Ifemelu and Dike live in America and are labeled ‘black’ despite their Nigerian ethnicity. Both characters experience racism in their communities however their responses to…

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    Feminism In Flawless

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    This excerpt is by multi-prize winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who is also a noted feminist. In the speech, Adichie describes how women are taught “to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man.” Beyonce 's employment of this segment of the speech is relevant, in the music video, the choreography of Beyonce 's moves are wide and assertive,…

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