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Mostly tepid and simplistic

2 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-17

It’s not bad, just not good.
The subject matter; life lessons for work and at home drawn from an African ‘way of living together successfully and with happiness’ is great stuff.
This book might be a good intro for someone in the protagonists position - but I can’t even remember his name now because he was just your stereotypical American middle-management shill - overworked and unobservant.

The story, at least in audible form, just comes across like “See Dick. See Jane. See Dick and Jane. See Dick Run.”
Patronizing and childlike are probably too harsh a term but the subject matter, the point of Ubuntu, deserves more consideration and a deeper exploration into how it applies across cultures.
This story just doesn’t do it.