Saturday, October 8, 2011

The danger of single story

26 comments:

  1. Thanks Dani you should be proud of yourself. just keep going.I know you have been writing a lot.

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  2. She is beautiful!

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  3. I asked myself, might our single story be Hunger? If single story is bad (or has negative sense) it is difficult to bring the exact image of that country.

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  4. Daniel, thanks for sharing the story! I enjoyed listening to this wonderful lady...what an enlightening thought! That is true, there is never a single story about any place...and we should always reject the single strory! many stories really matter!

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  5. Daniel, thanks for sharing the story! I enjoyed listening to this wonderful lady...what an enlightening thought! That is true, there is never a single story about any place...and we should always reject the single strory!

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  6. Daniel, thanks for sharing the story! I enjoyed listening to this wonderful lady...what an enlightening thought! That is true, there is never a single story about any place...and we should always reject the single strory!

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  7. OMG! I never thought Nigeria has such a wonderful lady writer. I will go to the book stores today to find one. May be I bring one when I am coming next month.

    Eccl.
    Abuja,NG

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  8. Her story is so true. It reminded me of when I first came from Ethiopia to the US, I had to go to a boarding school in KY. Most of the people views of Africa is very limited. I have a person who asked me if I used to live with Simba(the character from The Lion King). And the most and frequnt questions are how did I get there, I some times joke that I walked all the way from Ethiopia. But this person came the next day and asked if I walked here, how did I cross the Ocean?:) Not to mention the question of how I survived the hunger in Ethiopia bec they saw the MJ we are the world song. I really loved her view and will spread it through others. God bless.

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  9. I think it is a big lesson for our leaders. They keep tell us single stories (some are not true) that disunite the country.

    The should understand that as this generation passed away, they will not be remembered for building roads, or dams. Instead, trough the
    values they create (this is what history tell us). Values that can transcend
    across generation such as love to the nation,
    ....

    Do they want to be remembered as zeregna mengist.

    They should think about it before it tooooo late

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  10. Daniel thank you so much for sharing such an impressive speech concerning the impact of one side story. I really loved the way she analyzed things and the way she literary describe how stereotypical views discriminate individuals, groups and the society as a whole.

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  11. I have foreigners who told me they are sorry about the current hunger in Ethiopia, hoping that my family who lives in Addis is also hungry.

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  12. I have watched it again. But I almost forgot I have to say thank you, Danny, for sharing it.

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  13. She and whoever is supporting her is just whining. History aside, Africa or for that matter the black race in general has failed to produce a single success story. Either we should prove we are equal through our sheer achievements or we should learn to make do with our being characterized as savage, subhuman creation. God! I am angry right now. We just can not talk our away out of our pathetic existence. For God's sake, has any one thought how many Ethiopians, Somalis would have died if it was not for the food aid we got from non-African non-black peoples??????

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    1. Another brainwashed African suffering from inferiority complex. With all due respect sir/madam, you may not speak for all of us. Your pathetic existence not ours. It would have been nice if you could explain what you meant by "achievement". Is that murdering every natives and loot his resources and become rich? Is that becoming a corporate savage and impoverish others while trying to fulfill insatiable greed? You would have been more careful with your futile wordings if you have the slightest clue that Africa in fact feeds the world.

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    2. I found your reply very satisfying!Mahidere doesnt speak for us real Ethiopians/Africans; he/she show the classic symptoms of the modern day ethiopian intellectual suffering from inferiority coomplex.

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  14. It is a nice speech. I have also once written an article inspired by her speech. You can read it on http://www.tsegayehailesilassie.blogspot.com/2011/06/danger-of-single-story.html

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  15. Thank you Deny it is really amezing to hear this kind of things which we all experience living out of country.

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  16. I have seen this video before but it is always new to me. It is really a good and amazing speech. Thank you Dani and now I have to share it on my facebook wall to those who may not get your blog.

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  17. Thanks deacon for such un imperssive speech . I wish we don't have the dangers of single story .i pry may God will change every single things we have .God bless Ethiopia AMEN
    Any way i love the black dimond confidence

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  18. Dany,

    It means a lot and could be a goog lesson for who ...!
    Really thank you!

    With much respect,

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  19. Thanks for Sharing such a meaningful story. For Ethiopia every shortcoming is a single story specially the the food shortage in some areas. After all news is all about a shortcoming and disaster, and it is a widely accepted way of telling story.

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  20. Mahider u are such a hopeless. A Fund is just a fund doesn't have a skin shed! Where do u get ur facts anyway!
    Thank u Daniel for sharing such an inspiring story! Bless u

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  21. After listening this moving speech, I felt there is a need to look back at our history, tales (which are mostly about the kings and not the people)and we certainly will have many untold stories in every nation and nationalities, peoples.

    I am sure those must have affected us in some way(positively or negatively). This may be taken as a call for our writers to understand the power of stories in both empowering and dis-empowering people and write more about its culture traditions and folklore so that it will help us know about each of us as people of Ethiopia.

    This speech has a clear message for us as Ethiopians who were told the stories of victorious and not about the people in the other aisle and to write and rewrite our stories, histories and tales.

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  22. She is really good,was a good presentation.It makes me very happy to see women being as good as she was.
    But only disagree with some point she made....i say we Africans have to take responsibility for our failures and respect other who have done things better than us Africans,Blacks.

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