Humans have long understood the powerful emotive effect of stories. Now, writer and activist Sisonke Msimang questions the effectiveness of stories as a catalyst for action. She explains that some stories resonate so strongly in listeners that the vicarious experience replaces action, and she recommends strategies to help audiences overcome this tendency. getAbstract loves a good story and highly recommends Msimang’s charming, insightful talk.
About the Speaker
Storyteller, writer and human rights activist Sisonke Msimang is head of programs at the Center for Stories.