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Kimathi's journey into manhood is a story of survival. He arrives in Djenne as a refugee and is adopted by the widow Akilah. After he completes manhood training, he begins to rebuild his new home using the principle of Ubuntu, "I am because we are." He learned Ubuntu as a child from his family before the destruction of his village by the Togonah. The power of Ubuntu aided him during manhood training to bond with six boys, who will become his brothers for life. Learn about the power of Ubuntu, and how it is used by Kimathi to empower Djenne. Good read for ages 12--18. 

Kimathi and His Journey into Manhood

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