1 The phrase “a single story” means that not having all the details about something and one decides to conclude based on one side/single story. Chimanmanda Adichie contends that “single stories specific races or races often creates misconceptions of their true nature”. “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
” (Heather Van Der Hoop, July 4, 2014)For example if was told that man cannot cook and women are unable to work hard jobs such as building houses, and then carry what I have heard from one person but not allowing myself to hear the other side of the story perhaps from a woman who has a building company and she uses her hands to build in helping her colleagues. Same as if a man is working is a chef at a particular restaurant. By concluding without allowing myself to hear both side of the story.