When viewing something that are not familiar to us, we should, not only base our judgements on the single story. On the contrary, when we are the storyteller, we should, try our best not to tell a single story.
Adichie delivered her presentation on the danger of telling a single story and explained it with piles of examples. And those examples, illustrates how the single stories makes people fall into stereotypes about other people they are not familiar with, like Adichie to Fido, roommate to Adichie, Americans to the Africa. And those examples are so vivid because they are all the author’s personal experience and moved the author as well as all people listen to that presentation.
Single story is defined as a story which lacks completion and it bring others bias or stereotypes on the people in the story. Like some Americans did not get a true view of Africans, because of the media broadcasting only spreads Africans’ negative descriptions, which makes people feels like Africa has beautiful landview but the people there are all suffering, they are barbarian, they lacks all sorts of source, they don’t know science, and so on..But as the Adichie describes, Africans can have a good life though lots of Africans are still living in bad conditions and needs help, and we should not be driven by the stereotype produced by the single story.
So as a media maker in the future, we are supposed to present the true scheme of the topics we are working on, instead of concealing part of the information. Because concealing the information always means that we are trying to misconstrue others using the limited source of information, which will give rise to the discrimination and other social problems. We should try to make the some works that are completed in depiction, which should at least not casting any stereotypes.