Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some African proverbs

When a man is stung by a bee, he doesn't set off to destroy all
beehives." - Kenya


"The man who marries a beautiful woman and the farmer who grows corn by
the roadside have the same problem." - Ethiopia


"A short man is not a boy." – Nigeria

“A chief’s son is just commoner in other lands” Zimbabwe


"No matter how hot your anger is, it cannot cook yams." - Nigeria.


"It requires a lot of carefulness to kill the fly that perches on the
scrotum." - Ghana


"If the throat can grant passage to a knife, the anus should wonder how
to expel it." - Seychelles


"The frown on the face of the goat will not stop it from being taken to
the market." - Nigeria


"An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb." -
Ghana


"The same sun that melts the wax, hardens the clay." - Niger


"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -
Uganda


"A child can play with its mother's breasts, but not its father's
testicles." - Guinea



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  2. Great proverbs! I particularly like,"The same sun that melts the wax, hardens the clay."

    I also have on my blog proverbs from Africa as well as all over the African diaspora. Our proverbs are so very powerful.

    Yvonne
    http://lifelinesproverbsliving.blogspot.com

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