226pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020
"Ubuntu Beyond Identities is a comparative study of value systems in South Africa, China and Sweden, based on the personal observations of the author. The narrative quizzes possible solutions for developmental problems in South Africa using examples from China and Sweden as benchmarks. In an attempt to find a viable cross-cultural communication strategy suitable for communitarian societies, as in Africa-China cooperation, it goes beyond the customary version of ubuntu informed by the histories of contacts with the Western world, mostly written by Westerners." Dr Abdulaziz Y. Lodhi, Emeritus Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
Professor Paul Zilungisele Tembe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs, Associate Professor at the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China, and Visiting Associate Professor at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.