UBUNTU FOR WARRIORS By Colin Chasi
Chasi’s theoretical re-working of ubuntu is tested against the complex and varied profiles of five African historical figures who are all seen as warriors: Shaka, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Kenneth Kaunda. The main contribution of the book, thus, is to rescue ubuntu from the one-dimensional philosophical strait-jacket long imposed on it in normative readings.
--Nyasha Mboti, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State.
About the Author
Colin Chasi is a philosopher of communication, which he regards to be a mode of being. His critical and appreciative work is from the vantage of what he terms Participation Studies—a perspective that derives from the moral philosophy of ubuntu. He is Director, Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice, University of the Free State.