In 1998, Jacob Lief, a 21-year-old American university student, met
school teacher Malizole "Banks"
Gwaxula in a township tavern in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After
bonding over beers and a shared passion for education, Gwaxula
invited Lief to live with him in the township. Inspired by their
fortuitous meeting-which brought together two men separated by
race, nationality, and age-and by the spirit of ubuntu,
roughly translated as "I am because you... more...