Tag Archives: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

TED Talk: The Danger of a Single Story

Instead of writing a blog post tonight, I thought I would share the TED Talk I watched today. I’d seen it before, but I think it really is worth watching again. This is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun. While I didn’t love the book, I do find it interesting how many themes she mentions in this clip that are also in the book. It is long but worth the time!

Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday teaser is a weekly bookish meme hosted by http://www.booksandabeat.com

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~ make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers!


“But he is a good man,” she added. “And as long as you work well, you will eat well. You will even eat meat every day.” She stopped to spit; the saliva left her mouth with a sucking sound and landed in the grass.
Ugwu did not believe that anybody, not even this master he was going to live with, ate meat every day.

We’re discussing this book in book club on Monday so I figure I should get a start on it. So far everyone has loved it. We shall see…