305 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014
Leonard Praeg interrogates the concept of "Ubuntu", which he refers to as "African humanism".
“Fasten your seatbelts: an ultra-forceful, ultra-provocative and ultra-erudite mind is at work in this book – the journey is complicated and upstream, with a number of brilliant insights along the way.” — Albie Sachs, former Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa
“This is a necessary, important and unprecedented philosophical intervention into a debate that, for all the political posturing, has shown itself unable to think the politics of Ubuntu. Praeg’s text redresses that lack by interrogating, it would seem, every element, every possible contingency, every possible variegation, of the term. He is relentless in pursuit of rescuing Ubuntu from inanity and political nonsense and, moreover, instilling in it an intellectual integrity.” — Grant Farred, Professor of Africana Studies, Cornell University
Leonard Praeg is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.