Dear Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
I just saw your Ted talk http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CE0QtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ted.com%2Ftalks%2Fchimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html&ei=46F0T7thyNyJAvHj2Rc&usg=AFQjCNFqq_-wnT8h99lnw667xIGPNW2UAw .
Let me introduce myself. An old white missionary idiot. I have been called by God to serve in Nigeria and have begun by doing my research. It amazes me to see how completely perfect your talk, “The danger of a single story,” is.
I have a dream to visit Muslim villages and tell them that there is another sure way to get to heaven and it is not necessary for them to blow themselves up. Another story. Another way to look at God and not dominate or abuse or force.
You are my hero. Thanks for more than one story of a black, Nigerian, African writer. What about those who cannot read? I take videos to villages where they have no electricity. Will you make a video for me to show them? Will you tell them that they are alive and worth a great price? Will you tell the little girls that there is more than pregnancy, cooking and slavery to a male, brother, father, husband, tribe, nation?
Thank you for helping me. Perhaps before I did, I can stop being an idiot. Is there hope?