“The point of the purposeful narrative, of the ethical narrative is to draw all of the courage, kindness, goodness, and hope from world and all the darkness and hate and pain and death into the open where we can all share it.”
October 5th, Chris Abani spoke to an intimate group at the University
of Alaska Anchorage about narrative and its connection to humanity, and
thus human rights. He shared with us one of his essays, called the
Writer and the Goat. The evening was more conversation than lecture,
more dialogue than monologue; Abani interacted with the audience,
before, during, and after the lecture, welcoming questions and comments,
and sharing his own experiences off the cuff.
If you missed Chris Abani, his lecture is now available on the KSKA website as a podcast.