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‘Ubuntu’ philosophy popular in many African cultures

December 15, 2013
By KATIE?FINCH , The OBSERVER

This past weekend my friend Tara spoke about the recent death of South African President Nelson Mandela. In honor of his life, Tara introduced me to the concept of "Ubuntu." This philosophy, popular in many African cultures speaks to our interconnectedness to other human beings. It is contrary to the Paul Simon lyrics "I am a rock. I am an island."

 
 

 

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