„The Danger of a Single Story“

Die nigerianische Schriftstellerin Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, seit November 2019 Trägerin eine Dr.h.c. der Universität Fribourg ( http://www.unifr.ch/news/de/22272 ) hat ein vielbeachtetes, brillantes TED-Referat über „the danger of a single story“ gehalten, das sich neben seiner menschenfreundlichen Grundbotschaft auch gut als Vorbereitung für das mehrstimmige Chaos eignet, in das wir am kommenden Sonntag in der Reithalle Wenkenhof in Riehen mit dem Roman von YASMINA REZA „Glücklich die Glücklichen“ eintauchen werden: https://www.ted.com/…/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_o…Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.


I am a critical observer and commentator of the present, and of it as an echo and sometimes a reedition of the past. My comment are anchored in the study of the history of sciences, arts and politics, passing from antiquity to renaissance, the enlightenment, the early 19th and the early 20th century and concentrating on the disappearance and reappearance of ideas and methods of thinking and on interactions between science, arts and policy. On this basis, my comments can be ironic or sarcastic and often end in clear political statements.