The Power of Stories
Inspiration to Ethical Behaviour
Keywords:Intercultural communication, teaching practical tools for ethics,, metaphorical narratives, ethical potential of storytelling, African culture and storytelling
If we want to honour Obiora’s work and the inspiration he has offered and continues to provide we cannot get past his stories. He often uses stories to exemplify ethical behaviour and the impact of unethical behaviour. Reading and retelling stories are effective teaching tools for ethical behaviour. At the same time stories can foster intercultural communication as they promote dialogue and reflection on one’s own culture. They inspire understanding and embracing diversity. This article is an invitation to rediscover the power of stories in teaching ethical behaviour.