The Resource Learning the Stories of Africa, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)

Learning the Stories of Africa, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)

Label
Learning the Stories of Africa
Title
Learning the Stories of Africa
Statement of responsibility
TED Conferences LLC
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imprisoned and tortured three times by the Nigerian government, Chris Abani turned his experience into poems that Harold Pinter called "the most naked, harrowing expression of prison life and political torture imaginable." His first novel, published when he was 16, was Masters of the Board, a political thriller about a foiled Nigerian coup which led to his first arrest. He is also the author of GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames and now the publisher of the poetry imprint Black Goat Press. In this deeply personal TEDTalk, this Nigerian writer tells his audience that "what we know about how to be who we are" comes from stories. He searches for the heart of Africa through its poems and narrative, including his own
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
Runtime
18
Technique
live action
Label
Learning the Stories of Africa, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 03, 2012
Contents
Narrative in Africa (3:39) -- Language Complicates Things (2:31) -- Terms of Humanity (3:24) -- Language Keeps Us From Getting Lost (2:49) -- Balancing Narratives (2:22) -- Trouble, the Belief of a Pure Identity (2:32) -- Credit: Learning the Stories of Africa (0:04)
Control code
100048319
Extent
1 streaming video file (18 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
  • Mode of access: Internet
Label
Learning the Stories of Africa, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 03, 2012
Contents
Narrative in Africa (3:39) -- Language Complicates Things (2:31) -- Terms of Humanity (3:24) -- Language Keeps Us From Getting Lost (2:49) -- Balancing Narratives (2:22) -- Trouble, the Belief of a Pure Identity (2:32) -- Credit: Learning the Stories of Africa (0:04)
Control code
100048319
Extent
1 streaming video file (18 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
  • Mode of access: Internet

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