I Am Because You Are: How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unlikely Friendship and Transformed a Community by Jacob Lief, Andrea Thompson
English | May 15th, 2018 | ASIN: B00RKO8GPK, ISBN: 1623364493, 1623366615 | 242 Pages | EPUB | 12.41 MB
In 1998, Jacob Lief, a 21-year-old American university student, met school teacher Malizole "Banks" Gwaxula in a township tavern in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After bonding over beers and a shared passion for education, Gwaxula invited Lief to live with him in the township. Inspired by their fortuitous meeting—which brought together two men separated by race, nationality, and age-and by the spirit of ubuntu, roughly translated as "I am because you are"—the two men embarked on an unexpectedly profound journey.