Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. The phrase in isiZulu captures this idea: Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (I am what I am because of who we all are). Ubuntu has its roots in humanist African philosophy, where the id
The following stories speak to this concept – showing people behaving with Ubuntu, or in ways demonstrate the opposite of Ubuntu. Many of them show how Ubuntu can be learned. Although there are many stories with animal characters which relate to this theme, these have not been included in the list, as interpretations could be contentious.