Diversity and Difference

Title

The Danger of a Single Story

Author

Adichie, Cimamanda Ngozi

Type

Video

Overview

Born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels, short fiction and nonfiction. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship along with many other…

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Title

Poem with One Fact

Author

Hall, Donald

Type

Reading

Overview

Donald Hall's "Poem with One Fact" begins with the striking line, "At pet stores in Detroit, you can buy/ frozen rats/for seventy-five cents apiece, to feed/ your pet boa…

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Title

Andrew Moodie’s Story of Belonging - Otherness

Author

Moodie, Andrew

Type

Video

Overview

Canadian actor and playwright, Andrew Moodie discusses the complex feelings of belonging, difference, and otherness he experiences as a child of Jamaican immigrants in Canada. Moodie relates how he…

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Title

An Unanswered Question

Author

Mueller, Lisel

Type

Reading

Overview

German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was 15.  Her family immigrated to the US and settled in Indiana, where Mueller attended the University…

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Title

Young Armless Man in the Barbecue Restaurant

Author

Koestenbaum, Phyllis

Type

Reading

Overview

Brooklyn-born poet Phyllis Koestenbaum is senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.  "Admission of Failure" appeared in a collection of…

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