Chris Abani: On humanity

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Chris Abani tells stories of people: people standing up to soldiers, people showing compassion, people being human or reclaiming their humanity. And according to this critically-acclaimed Nigerian poet and novelist, these stories are a way of imparting something called “ubuntu.” Meaning, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. “…the world is never saved in grand, messianic gestures but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion; everyday acts of compassion…” –
Chris Abani tells stories of people: people standing up to soldiers, people showing compassion, people being human or reclaiming their humanity. And according to this critically-acclaimed Nigerian poet and novelist, these stories are a way of imparting something called “ubuntu.” Meaning, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. “…the world is never saved in grand, messianic gestures but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion; everyday acts of compassion…” – See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=1301#sthash.LbeFbF2N.dpuf
Chris Abani tells stories of people: people standing up to soldiers, people showing compassion, people being human or reclaiming their humanity. And according to this critically-acclaimed Nigerian poet and novelist, these stories are a way of imparting something called “ubuntu.” Meaning, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. “…the world is never saved in grand, messianic gestures but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion; everyday acts of compassion…” – See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=1301#sthash.LbeFbF2N.dpuf
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2 Responses to “Chris Abani: On humanity”

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