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“When a woman of the Ubuntu African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes to the jungle with other women, and together they pray and meditate until you get to “The song of the child. “When a child is born, the community gets together and they sing the child’s song. When the child begins his education, people get together and he sings his song. When they become an adult, they get together again and sing it. When it comes to your wedding, the person hears his song. Finally, when their soul is going from this world, family and friends are approaching and, like his birth, sing their song to accompany it in the “journey”.

“In the Ubuntu tribe, there is another occasion when men sing the song. If at some point the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, they take him to the center of town and the people of the community form a circle around her. Then they sing “your song.” The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment, but is the love and memory of his true identity. When we recognize our own song, we have no desire or need to hurt anyone.

“Your friends know “your song”. And sing when you forget it. Those who love you can not be fooled by mistakes you have committed, or dark images you show to others. They remember your beauty as you feel ugly, your total when you’re broke, your innocence when you feel guilty and your purpose when you’re confused.”
Tolba Phanem
African poet

That is the most poignant ritual I have ever heard of.

Wow. wow. Wow. Now that, is civilization.

I won’t lie just the first line made me laugh out loud. I mean…

“When a woman of the Ubuntu African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes to the jungle with other women, and together they pray and meditate…”

Please what is this? Should I be taking this seriously at all. Is this actually supposed to be a joke?

There is no such thing as an “Ubuntu African tribe”, ubuntu itself is a concept/philosophy that can be found in many African ethnic groups but it is not a “tribe”.

Why is there a photo of a Himba woman and child when we are talking about this “Ubuntu African tribe”? Where exactly is this “Ubuntu African tribe”? Because AFAIK the Himba do not live near any jungles. In fact what exactly is a jungle? Is the entire African continent a jungle? Because the way people use “jungle” and “Africa” interchangeably surely makes it seem so. I guess the Amazigh in the Sahara also go to the “jungle” before a baby is born.

I also will like to know who Tolba Phanem is. Where did Tolba Phanem get this information from?

Wow, the first sentence was enough to convince me that this was full of shit. Ubuntu tribe. Yeah right.

I love reading fake shit like this. lols all around

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