1. She had felt sorry for me even before she saw me. Her default position toward me, as an African, was a kind of patronizing well-meaning pity. My roommate had a single story of Africa, a single story of catastrophe… there was no possibility of Africans being equal to her in any way.
    — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TedTalk — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg
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