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Monday, May 31, 2010

MAYA THE POET ON RE-STORYING AFRICA

Thanks to the TEDxDar Team I got a chance to hear Maya Wegerif recite her equally powerful poem on Who tells our Stories? I was particularly touched by the following lines:
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For too long we have allowed stories to be told for us!
Let us not speak on behalf of the West, let us speak from within us.
W’Afrika tujenge hadithi zetu wenyewe za kuhadithia
Zile hadithi zetu za zamani, tusisahau kuzisikia
Listen to the stories bibi tells not just the stories BBC sells
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