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Video: Free Word hosts the launch of Writers Bloc

February 3, 2012

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Kamila Shamsie and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, among others, discuss education around the world at the launch of pioneering writing and education project Writers Bloc.

Pakistani writer and co-founder of Writers Bloc Kamila Shamsie introduces the project, its genesis and aims.

Hugh McLean of the Open Society Foundation talks of his experiences of apartheid South Africa and the contribution writers can make to illuminating education issues around the world

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reveals her dreams for education reform in Nigeria.

Kamila and Chimamanda discuss how their viewpoints as writers have changed as a result of the project, and Hugh highlights the importance of teachers.

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