When I studied South Africa for years, I learned about “Ubuntu.” When I got to know South Africans, I experienced it. One of my students who traveled to South Africa with me got “Ubuntu” tattooed on her arm.
I required all my students to read Mark Mathabane’s book Kaffir Boy before they traveled with me to Africa. I got to “meet” him on the phone, but I got to meet his sister and mother face-to-face. If you’ve read Kaffir Boy, you’ve met these amazing people. Mathabane has written another book titled Ubuntu.
This morning, I happened upon this BBC reel. It’s less than ten minutes and it’s well worth your time.
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