Words of Wisdom: A Collection of African Proverbs

Words of Wisdom: A Collection of African Proverbs

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Did you know that "A corpse doesn't like to hear that there are no burial clothes"? Words of wisdom in proverbs and riddles are a major part of the African traditional life. They seek to bring out a range of thoughtful advice, understanding, truth, morals and warning in both serious and humorous fashion. They evoke meanings out of daily experiences, show community unity and link to biblical spirituality. The beauty of this collection is the generous latitude towards many possible meanings as no attempt is made to suggest one. Unless otherwise indicated, all the proverbs here are credited to the Ishans, a small minority tribe in Edo. Still, most are known in other tribes and their messages are true of people everywhere. This book will gain audience among families and readers who seek to find the wisdom of words. So discover why" The room of a small child is not enough for a masquerade to dress up." And why "A man needs to hold his organ in his hand in gesture when making advances to a woman who is deaf and dumb."

Title:Words of Wisdom: A Collection of African ProverbsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 19, 2018Publisher:A. N. OkonobohLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0463299264

ISBN - 13:9780463299265

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Packed out with words of wisdom, wise sayings, old saying, sages philosophy and ancient culture, find in the cover that this collection of African proverbs is appropriately titled. The book and it's contents is different from the storm of proverbs in Orient wisdom works. The anthology array here is wide to accommodate saying for women and men, children and parents, bridal wedding psalms, plant and animal, reality and abstract, essential and trivia and bride and groom. The pharaonic Africa's cradle of civilization and the continents clever myth and legend are highlighted with cultural colors. And the work flings aside the curtain of this oral traditional jewels, thus going as missionaries in the land of foreign cultures. As a reader, you will see more in the book, painted in vivid word picture, the African identity and history art that is often present in clothing, comforter, pillow, plaque, earrings, bracelets, necklace and gifts, along with funny quotes and rhythms. Proverbs and riddles are a major part of the African traditional life. They seek to bring out a range of thoughtful advice, understanding, truth, morals and warning in both serious and humorous fashion. They evoke meanings out of daily experiences, show community unity and link to biblical spirituality. The beauty of this collection is the generous latitude towards many possible meanings as no attempt is made to suggest one. Unless otherwise indicated, all the proverbs here are credited to the Ishans, a small minority tribe in Edo, Nigeria. Still, most are known in other tribes and their messages are true of people everywhere. This book will gain audience among families and readers who seek to find the wisdom of words. So discover why" The room of a small child is not enough for a masquerade to dress up." And why "A man needs to hold his organ in his hand in gesture when making advances to a woman who is deaf and dumb."