Chris Abani on the stories of Africa

“There are no essential Africas and most of us are completely ignorant about the continent we come from. And yet we want to make profound statements about it. I think if we can just admit that we’re all trying to approximate the truth of our own communities it would make a much more nuanced and a much more interesting conversation.”

Nigerian writer and activist Chris Abani

In this inspiring and courageous Ted Talk, Chris Abani relates his own personal experience to the power of stories to give context and meaning to our lives.

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~ by volcanotheatre on April 30, 2010.

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