Chris Abani:
Chris Abani partage ses réflexions sur l'humanité.

TED2008 · 16:14 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Chris Abani raconte des histoires qui parlent des êtres humains: de gens qui tiennent tête aux soldats, qui démontrent de la compassion, qui savent être humains et se réapproprier leur humanité. Il appelle cela « ubuntu », qui dit que "la seule façon pour moi d'être humain est qu'un autre me reflète mon humanité".

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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