The Lessons of Ubuntu: How an African Philosophy Can Inspire Racial Healing in America (Hardback)Mark Mathabane (author)
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Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 229 x 153 mm
"Mathabane is a remarkable human being responsible, committed, reasonable, level-headed, humane, understanding, and empathetic."
"At times [Mathabane] seems a combination of Martin Luther King Jr., whom he paraphrases often, and Gandhi, whose countenance he resembles."
-Itabari Njeri, Los Angeles Times
*** On Ubuntu ***
"There is a word in South Africa: Ubuntu, a word that captures Mandela's greatest gift--his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that are invisible to the eye, that there is a oneness to humanity that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others and caring for those around us."
-President Barack Obama
"One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu--the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality--Ubuntu--you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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