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Stories & Story Tellers: Week 3

This week we’re going to finish talking about Adichie by watching her TED talk.

It’s quite long but she’s got a beautiful accent!  Remember TED has great subtitles & an interactive transcript option 🙂

Check it out:

The PDF for printing:


Answer the questions:

  • She gives many examples of single story narratives.  Which one do you think is the most funny/interesting/surprising?
  • What is the solution to avoiding single story narratives?
  • Do you have any single story narratives?

Stories & Story Tellers: Week 2

This week we’re going to continue reading Apollo.

Read the second part of the embedded reading (p.4 – end).

Read the second part of the original (p. 8 – end).

You can find the readings in the post from last week!

Answer the questions.

  • What happens when Okenwa has Apollo?
  • What does he wish had happened?
  • How does he feel when he sees Josephine and Raphael?
  • How does the end make you feel?

Stories & Story Tellers: Week 1

This week we are going to read the first part of a story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Image result for apollo adichie

Apollo was published in the New Yorker in 2015, and it’s a bit complicated.  To help you get started I’ve done an embedded reading.  First read the embedded reading part 1 (p.4).

ER Apollo

Then read the original part 1 (p. 8).

Apollo By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Answer the questions.

  • Describe Okenwa’s relationship with his parents as an adult.
  • Describe Okenwa’s relationship with his parents as a child.
  • What is Raphael and Okenwa’s friendship like?
  • How does Apollow change their relationship?
  • What will happen next.