Chris Abani:
Chris Abani over verhalen uit Afrika

TEDGlobal 2007 · 17:36 · Filmed Jun 2007
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In dit zeer persoonlijke praatje zegt de Nigeriaanse schrijver Chris Abani dat “wat we weten over hoe te zijn wie we zijn” uit verhalen komt. Hij zoekt naar het hart van Afrika door haar gedichten en vertellingen, zijn eigen vertellingen inbegrepen.

Novelist, poet
Imprisoned three times by the Nigerian government, Chris Abani turned his experience into poems that Harold Pinter called "the most naked, harrowing expression of prison life and political torture imaginable." His novels include GraceLand (2004) and The Virgin of Flames (2007). Full bio
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