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Using African history as a tool for Change | Zeinab Badawi | TEDxEuston

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Using African history as a tool for Change | Zeinab Badawi | TEDxEuston
Zeinab Badawi crystallised how vital it is to understand oneself and one’s history to move forward with pride. Her talk galvanised the TEDxEuston community and shares the rich history of Africa that has often been veiled and hidden for so long. Africa has the most extended history, and in her words: “if you are not African you are an African import”. Zeinab Badawi was born in Sudan and moved to London when she was two years old. A graduate of Oxford University and a holder of two honorary doctorates, Zeinab has extensive experience in television and radio. She presents BBC’s Hard Talk, BBC World TV’s Global Questions and World Debates and has produced and presented- through her own production company- many programmes, including the tv- series of African history in association with UNESCO. She has won many awards, chairs the Royal African Society, and is/has been on the board of among others, the British Council and the Overseas Development Institute. Intro music ‘Castle Poles’, created by DJ Rachael. Find out more about African ideas worth spreading at www.tedxeuston.com and sign up to our mailing list http://eepurl.com/d8zKn Zeinab was born in Sudan and moved to London when she was two years old. A graduate of Oxford University and a holder of two honorary doctorates, Zeinab has extensive experience in television and radio. She presents BBC’s Hard Talk, BBC World TV’s Global Questions and World Debates and has produced and presented- through her own production company- many programmes, including the definitive tv series of African history in association with UNESCO. She has won many awards, chairs the Royal African Society, and is/has been on the board of among others, the British Council and the Overseas Development Institute. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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