IN THE MEDIA: The philosophy that can change how you look at life

Posted on February 25, 2022

On 24 February 2022, the BBC released an interview with Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship Director Professor James Ogude, who provided insight into the African philosophy of Ubuntu. 

In the interview, Professor Ogude emphassised Ubuntu as a concept linked to social awareness and a conciousness of responsiblity to ourselves, to others in our communities and to our environment. 

"What Ubuntu has taught me in a very profound way is to realise is that some of what we call banished knowledges or indigenous knowledge systems, that we have here in Africa and in many other parts of the world, that there is value in these knowledges and that perhaps it we want to reimagine the society of the future, there is a sense in which a value system like Ubuntu can teach us, one, our mutuality and second our conviviality as a people."  - James Ogude

The interview was released as part of the BBC's series for Black History Month, a collection of stories to celebrate and honour black culture. 

The interview can be accessed on the BBC website or through the video below. 



- Author Kirsty Nepomuceno
Published by Kirsty Nepomuceno

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