“Ubuntu is a Xhosa word originating from a South African philosophy that encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live life well, together. It is the belief in a universal human bond: I am only because you are. And it means that if you are able to see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth.”
When I think of this book, the main message is to be kind, to be part of your community and to care for others. Although I read this book prior to the COVID19 pandemic, it has such an important message in a time where we need to depend on each other as we deal with isolation and social distancing.
Written by Mungi Ngomane, the grand-daughter of Desmond Tutu, it is full of tips to be better neighbours, community members and family.