Art, narrative and humanity

I can’t think of a better way to start, really, than with this:

This is satisfying on so many levels, not least of which is the self-knowledge which comes from the fact that I’m surprised and rather ashamed that I’ve never heard of Chris Abani before.

Also high on the list is the fact that it’s via Jeff, who’s a member of the lovely posse (and whose post has more interesting links).

It’s good to be here. Small, cosy, comfortable and out of the way. Radical pruning of dead wood. With unbounded thanks to the more than usually mercurial silver-fingered blog-gardner Mr Hg.

And, while I’m at it, here’s an explanation of franky:

8 Replies to “Art, narrative and humanity”

  1. Congrats on your new out-of-the-way lodgings, and thanks for inviting me to visit. Happy new home!

    Interesting video. I’d never heard of him either. I googled him, though, and it looks like Ethan posted about him February 29th this year (sounds like the same speech).

  2. Hooray, and I’m the first ever commenter here, my small place in history is assured!

    Looking forward to this…

  3. Lovely clean zen-like space here, congrats! Thanks for the invitation and for the treats. Abani is an inspiration, new to me too!

  4. yay! welcome back – that cyber week without you was incredibly drab.

    alistair x

  5. Very nice new home, here’s to happy days in it. Didn’t know about Chris Abani either, what a lovely and wise man, thanks for the link.

  6. E says Chris is a very nice guy; they’ve met a number of times. I think Chris may have blurbed “Every Day is For the Thief,” come to think on it…

    Welcome (belatedly) to your new digs!

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