Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chris Abani - Song for Night

If you have some time download or listen to the opening address from the Brisbane Writers' Festival by Chris Abani.

"Chris Abani was jailed several times by Nigerian authorities, first for a book he wrote when he was 16, which they saw as a blueprint for an attempted coup, and later for a play the government found subversive. For this he was sent to a maximum security prison. Now living in the United States and teaching at the University of California, Chris Abani's writing has earned many awards and much acclaim. He was invited to give the opening address at this year's Brisbane Writers' Festival."
(ABC Radio National)

His words are powerful and challenging and it is definitely worth a listen.

Thanks to my Dad for pointing this one out.

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