The Many Voices Project invites you to enter into a dialogue with other minds, so you might encounter ideas that are different than your own. Part of the dialogue will be with the text itself, as you reflect on it, write about it, and discuss it with other people in class. During the 2016–2017 academic year, the Many Voices Project features Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short-story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. Since Adichie's work is the common text for all ENL 111 sections this year, you may find that your conversation about the text continues outside of Effective Writing, perhaps in a professor’s office or other classroom, in the dorm, at meals, or over coffee.
Adichie gave this 30-minute talk in December 2012 for TEDxEuston, a London-based branch of the annual TED Conference whose motto is “African Ideas Worth Spreading.”