The Unifying Aspects of Cultures

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Culture, Psychosocial Disorders and Mental Health: an African Perspective

D.J. Louw / S.N. Madu (University of the North, Sovenga South Africa)
The Unifying Aspects of the "Ubuntu" Culture

"Ubuntu" is an African cultural, philosophical and psychotherapeutic concept. It refers, broadly speaking, to communality, oneness, co-operation and sharing. This paper elaborates on "Ubuntu" with the aim of highlighting the unifying aspects thereof. These aspects are particularly relevant for the ambassadors of the African Union and the African Renaissance.

THE UNIFYING ASPECTS OF CULTURES