adichie single story law

the danger of a single story

When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place… we regain a kind of paradise.. – Chimamanda Adichie


Chimamanda Adichie‘s ted has many ie’s

ie via prisoner (found guilty of terrorism) interviews:

Why did he do all these things? Many assume that these fighters are motivated by a belief in the Islamic State, a caliphate ruled by a caliph with the traditional title Emir al-Muminiin, “Commander of the faithful,” a role currently held by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; that fighters all over the world are flocking to the area for a chance to fight for this dream. But this just doesn’t hold for the prisoners we are interviewing. They are woefully ignorant about Islam and have difficulty answering questions about Sharia law, militant jihad, and the caliphate. But a detailed, or even superficial, knowledge of Islam isn’t necessarily relevant to the ideal of fighting for an Islamic State, as we have seen from the Amazon order of Islam for Dummies by one British fighter bound for ISIS.

on democracy now:

fueled by a lot of anger (against americans.. against the occupation).. perceived everyone was against them.. weren’t given a chance.. poor, et al. isis was offering them a chance to fight for identity and paying them…  it was personal.. blocked from having a normal life because of occupation..



every actor has a reason

perpetuating not us ness

feedback loop is broken

i know you ness

there’s never nothing going on




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