'This book will open your eyes, mind and heart to a way of being in the world that will make our world a better and more caring one.' DESMOND TUTU, author of The Book of Joy
Ubuntu is an ancient Southern African philosophy about how to live life well, together. It is a belief in a universal human bond, which says: I am only because you are. And it means that if you can see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of ubuntu it's possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges and the foolish build walls.
These 14 beautifully illustrated lessons from the Rainbow Nation are an essential toolkit to helping us all to live better, together. In stories, practical lessons and applications that recognise our common humanity, our connectedness and interdependence, Everyday Ubuntu helps us to make sense of the world and our place in it.
Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, this definitive guide offers practical tips on how we can all benefit from embracing others and living a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong.
The Southern African philosophy of ubuntu is based on the idea of our shared humanity and can be best described by the proverb, ‘A person is a person through other persons’. Mungi Ngomane, author of Everyday Ubuntu, introduces the idea of ubuntu, emphasising the significance of our connections and challenging the notion of the ‘self-made person’. The book finds its grounding in South Africa, journeying from the end of apartheid through the rebuilding of a nation.