"Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity."
In 2009, Chimamanda gave a thought-provoking talk about the dangers of stereotyping and how she found her voice as a writer. If we hear only one story about another person or country, she says, we risk misunderstanding them.