In Africa, the Art of Listening

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A best-selling Swedish writer moves to Africa and learns to listen.

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

Listening well is an important way of learning information, connecting with others and making them understand that they are valued. Henning Mankell here discusses his time in Africa learning to listen. His description of humans as ‘Homo Narrens’ shows us that it is more important to listen to people’s stories than it is to be a knowledgeable person.

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I am Head of Teaching and Learning and teach English at an independent School in Melbourne. I am passionate about using technology as a learning tool and I love reading and literature and language.

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