> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787631984
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

Everyday Ubuntu

Living better together, the African way




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.

Give the gift of joy this Christmas!

'This book will open your eyes, mind and heart to a way of being in the world that will make our world a better and more caring one.' DESMOND TUTU, author of The Book of Joy
____________________

Ubuntu
is an ancient Southern African philosophy about how to live life well, together. It 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 the philosophy of ubuntu it's possible to overcome division 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.

Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, this definitive guide offers practical tips on how we can all benefit from embracing others and living a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787631984
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Nompumelelo Mungi Ngomane

Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane is the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and patron of the Tutu Foundation UK. Mungi has never felt that her family forced her to follow in their footsteps but that their hope for justice and human dignity for all was passed down through her genes. She has worked in Middle East conflict resolution and for the advancement of women and girls for some of the world’s foremost advocacy organizations and initiatives. She was recently campaign coordinator for a new national and bipartisan campaign, Millions of Conversations, aimed at tackling Islamophobia and discrimination in the US. After she has brought Everyday Ubuntu into the world, she plans to return to NGO advocacy and programme management. She is passionate about human rights, specifically the advancement of women and girls, the protection of refugees and the liberation of the Palestinian people. She hopes one day all girls will have FUNdamental human rights. She has a Master’s in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.


Discover More

Q&A
A conversation with Mungi Ngomane, author of Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, The African Way.

Related titles