Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

By Stephen Weir

Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane

The A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), in conjunction with Penguin Random House is marking Martin Luther King Day with a superstar evening book signing.  On January 20th, Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, the granddaughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launching her new book “Everyday Ubuntu” in Canada.

“This book will open your eyes, mind and heart to a way of being in the world that will make our world a better and more caring one,” says Mungi’s biggest fan, her grandfather Desmond Tutu.

Never heard of Ubuntu? It is a South African based philosophy,  which teaches that people’s common humanity and interconnectedness, is key to living a better life. By embracing the philosophy of Ubuntu and living it out in daily life, it’s possible to overcome division and be stronger together.

There are 14 lessons in Everyday Ubuntu that are meant to help people to live better, together.

“I am sure that Mungi has been in Canada before, but it is not often that people can get to meet and talk with her,” Itah Sadu told the Caribbean Camera. “We are using her talk and signing as a fundraiser for our Different Booklist Cultural Centre, you know it is our fifth anniversary here on Bathurst Street.”

The event runs from 6.30 p.m to 9:30 p.m.  Tickets for the fundraiser are $40 each and includes a signed copy of the book.  The Cultural Centre is located 779 Bathurst St just below Bloor Street. The ADBCC can be reached at 416-901-7720.