What is Ubuntu?

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The word Ubuntu - which is pronounced oubountou - is a term from the Bantu language which literally means "humanity towards others" in Zulu. This word is present in many other African languages ​​and is translated as: I am because we are.

Ubuntu is used to describe an African concept that emphasizes the importance of community and solidarity. It is often used to illustrate the philosophy of sharing and support that exists between members of an African community.


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Take part in the Ubuntu Market on March 11 and 12, 2023 at Hasard Ludique, Paris 18th.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an art of living that is described as an African philosophy that focuses on the concept of the unity and interdependence of human beings. Ubuntu is a philosophy based on the idea that one cannot be happy and prosperous without the happiness and prosperity of others .

Thus, the community is more important than the individual and the well-being of the community is more important than the individual well-being .

Ubuntu is a philosophy that encourages solidarity and mutual aid, and it strives to promote peace and justice.


The origins of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is an African concept that dates back thousands of years. African philosophy is a discipline with a long history and rich tradition . It has developed in a variety of cultures and contexts, and is considered an integral part of African identity.

Outside of Africa, we find the Ubuntu inspiration in many Western , Asian and South American cultures and philosophies.

Ubuntu is also present in the constitution of political-social life, in the managerial space, in large organizations, in many secret societies, etc.

Today the word Ubuntu is very well known because this philosophy has marked the IT world . A free and open source operating system based on the Linux kernel has been created and is called “Ubuntu”. It is designed to provide a friendly and intuitive user experience, and is widely used in desktop and server environments.


How to be Ubuntu?

Ubuntu transcends all areas of life down to the cosmic level . In other words, Ubuntu begins from the metaphysical point of view and goes down to the level of matter, our current dimension, our presence in the cosmos.

Ubuntu is based on the fact that everything is interdependent; united and linked in nature and in the universe . Which implies that nothing exists in itself, nothing is truly autonomous and separated from the rest.

We find these fundamentals in so-called animist beliefs which maintain that we are a divine particle . To illustrate: men and animals feed on plants, plants feed on water and solar energy. By extrapolation, we feed on the sun, the sun is in us, we are the sun ! We are also water, we are the meeting point of all cosmic energies.

Ubuntu encourages us to live in harmony with nature and with people.

Ubuntu for everyone!


Ubuntu is not communal, Ubuntu transcends everything, Ubuntu is universal , it is about unity and love.

Ubuntu is a concept, an art or lifestyle, a philosophy, a fundamental principle for all that promotes sharing and community. It's not just about helping others, but also about opening up to others and sharing your resources.

Ubuntu encourages everyone to be compassionate and committed to the well-being of the community . It is important to remember that we are all connected and must support each other : this is a source of strength and wisdom .

All at the Ubuntu Market on March 11 and 12, 2023 at Hasard Ludique, Paris 18th.

Living Ubuntu

To live the African Ubuntu philosophy, it is important to remember that we must be responsible and respectful to each other. We must also strive to share resources and skills with others and support them in their projects and initiatives .

We must also strive to recognize and value each person's differences and talents and ensure that all members of the community are treated fairly .

Finally, we must remember that we are all responsible for the future of our community and that we must work together to build a better world .

Find Kemet Market at the Ubuntu Market on March 11 & 12, 2023, 128 avenue de Saint-Ouen, Paris 18th and live the Ubuntu experience!

To go further: Nobel Peace Prize winners like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu fervently embodied the Ubuntu philosophy.

Copyright Reine Affoué, founder of Kemet Market

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  • Super marché ! Supers produits ! Super concept ! Et la reine Afoué nous accueille chaleureusement et prend soin de nous 🥰 merci d’exister !

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