Chris Abani muses on humanity | Video on TED.com
This is Chris Albani speaking about humanity. He uses the South African word "Ubuntu" which means " The only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back to me." He also speaks about being entangled in the Biafran war with his brothers and sisters and his mother. He said that he never once saw his mother cry through out their ordeal of living in several refugee camps. It was not until the family arrived at an airport in Lisbon when a woman, after hearing their story, emptied her suite case giving them all of the clothes and toys that his mother cried. Later he asked her about her tears and she said, "You can steal the heart against all kinds of cruelty, but one act of kindness will unstitch it." This is a powerful!