Telling stories of our shared humanity: Chris Abani on

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Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It’s “ubuntu,” he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 16:14.)

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  • lou rocci commented on Jul 26 2008

    hi Everybody, I enjoy TED. Great presentations. Files in video are large. I get a lot of errors when downloading. What was loaded is always lost. I would love to get MP3 format of the presentations. I used them before. Thanks LR.