The Danger of a Single Story

A powerful meditation on the power of language by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


“if you want to dispossess a people, tell their story and start with “secondly…”



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Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on March 7, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for posting this! That is a brilliant talk, and could be expanded in so many different and useful directions as well…the “single story,” to me, is the problem of monotheism (and of the “progress narrative” of the Western world, which is part of monotheism). Lots here to think with!


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