The Ubuntu God
Deconstructing a South African Narrative of Oppression
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"How is it possible that the country whose name became a byword for injustice, inequality, prejudice, racial redlining and abuse has become a light to the nations? Dr. Samuel Paul, a native of South Africa, has written an insightful book that offers fresh interpretations of how truth-telling and a will to reconciliation has transformed the history, theology, and politics of the South African puzzle. Well thought out, well written, well argued, and very well added to your library."
Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Fuller Theological Seminary
"Anyone who is interested in theology, political liberation, or South Africa will want to read Samuel Paul's fine work, The Ubuntu God. It is from the Acknowledgment and the Introduction that we see the perspective from which Paul writes: he makes plain how his place as a black south african of Indian descent in the pecking order of racial oppression and the influence of his political activist uncle serve as the backdrop to his writing. In some measure, Paul the intellectual is still 'making sense' of his nation's histories of oppression and liberation as well as how theology, an African worldview, and ideology work to imprison and to free. The result is illuminating both for Paul and for us, the grateful readers."
--Father Michael Lapsley, SSM
Institute for Healing of Memories