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Chris Abani: Learning the Stories of Africa: TEDGlobal 2007 Video

Chris Abani

The spirit of Africa cannot be easily grasped. Nigerian poet and novelist Chris Abani attempts to do so through poetry and stories, including his own story of artistic and political awakening, which began with an inventive teacher who taught him the forbidden history of his own people. How, he asks, can we reconcile stories of terror, war and corruption with one's enduring sense of wonder?