'Everyday Ubuntu': lessons from the rainbow nation

An essential toolkit on how to live better, together

04 December 2019 - 11:40
'Everyday Ubuntu: Living better together, the African way.'
'Everyday Ubuntu: Living better together, the African way.'
Image: Penguin Random House

Everyday Ubuntu: Living better together, the African way is the essential guide to ubuntu, the ancient Southern African philosophy which teaches that our common humanity and interconnectedness is the key to living a better life.

Ubuntu 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 this philosophy it's possible to overcome divisions 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.


X