A refreshing piece… Chris Abani is quite some speaker.
I came across Chris Abani last year in my quest to know more about my country, Nigeria, especially those of different background from mine.
Listening to Chris’ TED Talk was an inspiration and yesterday I had to dig it up once again as it echoes so many thoughts I had in my head. He talked about balancing our narratives that are wonderful with the ones of wounds and self loathing. In order to achieve this we need to be honest with ourselves as no one else can tell the truth of our stories but us, Africans.
Hope you enjoy his talk as much as I did.