Who am I?

“Who are you?” is the answer to that question. Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is a concept that we have in our Bantu languages at home. Ubuntu is the essence of being a person. It means that we are people through other people. We cannot be fully human alone. We are made for interdependence, we are made for family. When you have ubuntu, you embrace others. You are generous, compassionate. If the world had more ubuntu, we would not have war. We would not have this huge gap between the rich and the poor. You are rich so that you can make up what is lacking for others. You are powerful so that you can help the weak, just as a mother or father helps their children. This is God’s dream. ” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu



2 Comments to “Who am I?”

  1. Dear Aparna,

    I am the editor of a non-profit newsletter called The Vraj Youth Gazette, which aims to connect Indian-American youth with their culture and more importantly, each other. I am e-mailing you to request permission to re-publish your well-written article “Silenced South Asians: Lives in Poverty,” in our next issue. This article contains important information that I believe today’s Asian-American youth should be aware of. Of course, all proper credit will be given. Your consent would be greatly appreciated.


  2. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.

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