Friday, October 22, 2010

What Can Art Do? by Lemn Sissay

A few years ago I was speaking with a lecturer from the University of Botswana English Department and I asked him why there was no degree course for creative writing. He told me when they approached the former vice chancellor about that very issue he said,"What's the use of writing in Botswana?" Wish he was still alive to watch the fabulous Lemn Sissay in this video.

3 comments:

Sue Guiney said...

Yes, he is fabulous. I've seen him a few times and he's always inspirational.

Myne Whitman said...

That was a powerful reply. Art is indeed needed to retain what has become our innate humanity. Thanks for sharing this.

Lauri said...

I first learned of Lemn Sissay when he was here in Gaborone for Power in the Voice. He is fabulous. He performed Invisible Kisses and I was crying like a baby. Wonderful.