Who Broke Africa?

Last week I attended The Story Conference, an incredible gathering of creatives that takes place every September in Chicago. There were several incredible speakers…Bob Goff, Erwin McManus, and Anne Lamott to name a few. But one of the highlights for me was seeing a young and incredibly talented spoken word artist, Micah Bournes, perform with the band that I can’t stop listeing to, All Sons & Daughters (don’t forget to buy The Longing EP).

Micah’s poem (yes, I clarified that spoken word pieces can be called poems) “Who Broke Africa?”  is one that will leave you questiong what poverty really looks like and the steps that we should take to ‘fix’ it. Here’s a video of a live performance “Who Broke Africa?” during last year’s The Justice Conference. Take a few minutes to watch it, it’s POWERFUL.

Speaking of conferences, conference season seems to be in full swing and I’m hitting up several of them. Please let me know in the comments if you will be at Catalyst East, Resurgence, or Allume. I’ll be at each and would LOVE to connect!

Have a great weekend! 

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • Definitely one of the highlights for me from Story. So awesome that you get to work with Micah 🙂

    • lindseyrnobles

      Thanks Josh!

  • Thank you for sharing. Lived with my family of 6 for 6 years in Jos, Nigeria. Dislocated hearts.

    • lindseyrnobles

      Yes. Dislocated hearts…I can’t imagine!

  • Angela

    Really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing.

    • lindseyrnobles

      Thanks Angela!

  • I’ll be at Allume. Maybe we should just schedule a coffee date then. 😉

    • lindseyrnobles

      Haha. Yes! Whatever works!