African Wisdom

African Wisdom

Author: Tokunbo Adelekan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060059139

Category: Religion

Page: 115

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It takes a whole village to raise a child. If you wash yourself with anger you never have clean hands. These are just a few of the more than 100 inspiring proverbs contained in this book. Many people, unfortunately, merely associate the continent of Africa with poverty, disease, and conflict. In so doing they miss out on much of the wisdom that is waiting to be discovered from the motherland of civilization. By and large, it is a wisdom rooted in strong community bonds. The author helps readers discover many previously hidden treasures. His inspiring reflections after each proverb point to overlapping themes to be found in African and in biblical spirituality.
Categories: Religion

365 African Proverbs

365 African Proverbs

Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten - These are the golden words of the great African writer Chinua Achebe (Author – Things fall Apart).

Author: Adedoyin Adedeji

Publisher: Adedoyin Adedeji

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Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten - These are the golden words of the great African writer Chinua Achebe (Author – Things fall Apart). Now you can enjoy the richness in African ancient wisdom. With the satisfaction of the readers in mind, 365 proverbs of the finest African Proverbs were carefully selected for the maximum reading pleasure of everyone. If you have great passion for Africa, then this book is meant for you. Some of these proverbs have been in existence right from the foundations of Africa. Proverb is one of the ways of expressing African philosophy and is used to express wisdom.
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African Proverbs and Wisdom

African Proverbs and Wisdom

Now this comprehensive collection carries readers on a journey of cultural discovery, offering meaningful, often poetic words as a source of learning and inspiration.

Author: Julia Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 0758202989

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Over many centuries, the African people have offered the world an abundance of proverbs, fables, riddles, songs and poetry that have been passed down orally from generation to generation. Now this comprehensive collection carries readers on a journey of cultural discovery, offering meaningful, often poetic words as a source of learning and inspiration. With an entry for each day, this lovely volume conveys the depth of diversity of African people and provides a commemoration of Africa's rich cultural heritage.
Categories: Reference

African Wisdom

African Wisdom

* Die-cut cover * Brown Kraft paper jacket with black flocking * Brown Kraft paper on interior pages

Author: Ariel Books

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740738704

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 561

* Die-cut cover * Brown Kraft paper jacket with black flocking * Brown Kraft paper on interior pages
Categories: Social Science

African Wisdom

African Wisdom

The true spirit of Africa finds ample expression in a culture of communication that is as profound as it is accesible to any perceptive mind: African Wisdom captures this rich heritage, an essential part of which are adages.

Author: Ifeanyi W. Uhuegbu

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 1412071763

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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The true spirit of Africa finds ample expression in a culture of communication that is as profound as it is accesible to any perceptive mind: African Wisdom captures this rich heritage, an essential part of which are adages.
Categories: Fiction

Great Collection of Tetela Proverbs on the African Wisdom

Great Collection of Tetela Proverbs on the African Wisdom

Proverbs are an important and creative tradition of the Tetela tribe of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This book includes nearly 300 proverbs written in Tetela, French, and English.

Author: Ambaye Albertine Tshefu

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480987661

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 116

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Great Collection of Tetela Proverbs on the African Wisdom By: Ambaye Albertine Tshefu, Elisabeth Mukanga Ndjeka, and Albert Tshefu Empenge Great Collection of Tetela Proverbs on the African Wisdom is a rich and charming collection of wisdom. Proverbs are an important and creative tradition of the Tetela tribe of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This book includes nearly 300 proverbs written in Tetela, French, and English. While some proverbs are similar to English sayings – “It is the survivor who narrates the story,” “Nothing is impossible until the death,” – others are unique – “Do not take fog for rain,” “The basket of the prickly ants is difficult to carry and to put down.” With short explanations, each proverb’s meaning is illuminated for reflection and application. Filled with wisdom for a proper moral life, family relationships, leadership, encouragement, and reminders, these proverbs are both representative of the Tetela culture and universal in their hope and encouragement.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Little Book of African Wisdom

The Little Book of African Wisdom

The wit and wisdom of Africa has been distilled into this handy little book of proverbs.

Author: Patrick Ibekwe

Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 1906523207

Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 858

The wit and wisdom of Africa has been distilled into this handy little book of proverbs. Nothing reveals quite as much about a culture as the folklore and collective wisdom of its proverbs. This robust tradition, at its richest in Africa, is reflected in this treasurable gift book.
Categories: Reference

The Wisdom of African Proverbs

The Wisdom of African Proverbs

Presents proverbs from different countries in Africa which are based on experiences of life in the villages, in the homesteads, at the hunts and raids and in the gardens.

Author: Stan Nussbaum

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2005566737

Category: Proverbs, African

Page:

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Presents proverbs from different countries in Africa which are based on experiences of life in the villages, in the homesteads, at the hunts and raids and in the gardens.
Categories: Proverbs, African

An Ancient African Wisdom Book

An Ancient African Wisdom Book

And in An Ancient African Wisdom Book, author Angela Chamblee analyzes The
Instruction of Ptahhotep, one of the oldest textbooks on earth; a self-help book, it
teaches good manners and ethics and provides advice about how to be ...

Author: Angela Chamblee

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595601138

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Using good manners and doing the right thing never go out of style. And in An Ancient African Wisdom Book, author Angela Chamblee analyzes The Instruction of Ptahhotep, one of the oldest textbooks on earth; a self-help book, it teaches good manners and ethics and provides advice about how to be successful in life. Aided by illustrations, An Ancient African Wisdom Book dissects this eighteen page book of maxims that was written 4,500 years ago and translates these maxims into information that can be applied to life today. The maxims provide advice on how to do the following: Effectively dispute with a supervisor, peer, or subordinate Speak to a powerful person Deal with success Guard against greed Survive middle management Be a better listener Have a better marriage In addition to an explanation of the maxims, An Ancient African Wisdombook also includes teaching suggestions, writing assignments, group lessons, and commentary to help teachers formulate lesson plans to teach ancient African wisdom. Ptahhoteps book helps to lay the foundation for black literature and culture throughout the world, and it lays the ethical foundation for a golden age of African achievement.
Categories: Self-Help

African Wisdom

African Wisdom

Written by two members of a Senegalese village, one the village elder, this guide to traditional African wisdom offers insight into such subjects as the African creation story, the wisdom of plants trees and sacred animals, fostering ...

Author: Owen Burnham

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: IND:30000065098810

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

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Written by two members of a Senegalese village, one the village elder, this guide to traditional African wisdom offers insight into such subjects as the African creation story, the wisdom of plants trees and sacred animals, fostering spiritual health, and the power of music and dance.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

African Theology as Liberating Wisdom

African Theology as Liberating Wisdom

However, culture philosophy is not the only African wisdom to which African
theology refers. When Musa Dube, for example, talks about the Scriptoratures,
she means the oral literature of sacred texts with religious content.224 In this
regard ...

Author: Mari-Anna Pöntinen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004245976

Category: Religion

Page: 434

View: 147

In African Theology as Liberating Wisdom; Celebrating Life and Harmony in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Botswana, Mari-Anna Pöntinen analyses contextual interpretations of the Christian faith in this church. These interpretations draw from the Tswana tradition and liberation in Christ.
Categories: Religion

African Proverbs Parables and Wise Sayings

African Proverbs  Parables and Wise Sayings

Proverbs, parables and wise sayings are life experiences. In actual fact, these are wisdoms, truths, warnings, morals, experiences and traditional views passed down from generation to generation.

Author: Eyamidé Ella Lewis-Coker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463402074

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Proverbs, parables and wise sayings are life experiences. In actual fact, these are wisdoms, truths, warnings, morals, experiences and traditional views passed down from generation to generation. These proverbs, parables and wise sayings express the wisdom of African people and are also the resources that are used to understand the Africans past and present lives. In Sierra Leone each ethnic group used proverbs, parables and wise sayings in their conversations as a way of life. The role and importance of proverbs, parables and wise sayings in each ethnic group’s conversations provide a colorful and poetic picture of the culture and its characteristics.
Categories: Fiction

African Wisdom

African Wisdom

The book provides a unique insight into folkloric African wisdom by analyzing and offering anecdotal usage of Setswana proverbs. The author recounts tales from her rural youth and explains her philosophy on the healing power of proverbs.

Author: Ellen Kuzwayo

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073200383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 56

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The book provides a unique insight into folkloric African wisdom by analyzing and offering anecdotal usage of Setswana proverbs. The author recounts tales from her rural youth and explains her philosophy on the healing power of proverbs. Also contained are a selection of Setswana proverbs, each with a literal English translation and an explanation of its meaning. The subjects addressed include the individual, the society, and the family.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

These 2000 quotations from famous people and well-known publications offer advice on topics such as acting, from Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy; evil, from the Bible; nature, from Henry David Thoreau; grooming, from Helena Rubinstein; ...

Author: Ikechukwu Joseph

Publisher: IKECHUKWU JOSEPH

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page:

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These 2000 quotations from famous people and well-known publications offer advice on topics such as acting, from Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy; evil, from the Bible; nature, from Henry David Thoreau; grooming, from Helena Rubinstein; and marriage, from Phyllis Diller. c1989.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Book of African Proverbs

The Book of African Proverbs

This book contains a list of African proverbs, wise saying and words of wisdom from around the continent.A proverb is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience.

Author: Ibrahim Mustapha

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1655297104

Category:

Page: 54

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This book contains a list of African proverbs, wise saying and words of wisdom from around the continent.A proverb is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language. Collectively, they form a genre of folklore.Many African proverbs are strongly tied to the earth and animals, conveying lessons of life and learning often through daily, seemingly menial, procedures. An example of a Zimbabwean proverb is "there is honey but no bees" - describing a situation when you find something free for the taking and without consequence.Every culture has its share of wise proverbs or sayings, usually single sentences, passed down from one generation to the next. While these sayings may vary from one language, culture, and country to another, the wisdom they convey is universal. Africa, in particular, is overflowing with inspirational sayings, many of which provide a captivating insight into the rich and vibrant cultures that crafted them.
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I Am Because We Are

I Am Because We Are

These are the same themes found in African proverbial language. Thus came the natural idea of coupling images with proverbs.

Author: Betty Press

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617039355

Category: Photography

Page: 184

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I Am Because We Are features 125 black and white photographs by Betty Press taken all over East and West Africa since 1987, combined with related African proverbs compiled by Annetta Miller, an American born in Tanzania. The book highlights the importance of proverbs in educating members of African societies on how to think, how to behave, and how to have a better life. Press took these photographs with the goal of making a significant educational and artistic contribution to the appreciation and understanding of African culture and society as well as our own. The photographs of daily life deal with knowledge, cooperation, love, beauty, friendship, hope, humor, sorrow, happiness, gratitude, dance, tradition, faith, peace, war, death, and human relationships. These are the same themes found in African proverbial language. Thus came the natural idea of coupling images with proverbs. Together they offer a powerful expression of African life and the universality of human emotions, ideas, and knowledge.
Categories: Photography

Goatskin Bags and Wisdom

Goatskin Bags and Wisdom

"Among the contributors are a new generation of young African writers whose studies include the works of a number of established and emerging African Writers about whom there is little criticism now in existence."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 0865436711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

View: 304

"Among the contributors are a new generation of young African writers whose studies include the works of a number of established and emerging African Writers about whom there is little criticism now in existence."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Healing Drum

The Healing Drum

In the personal story of internationally acclaimed drummer Yaya Diallo we see the power of music as a sacred, healing force in West African culture.

Author: Yaya Diallo

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892812567

Category: Music

Page: 213

View: 279

In the personal story of internationally acclaimed drummer Yaya Diallo we see the power of music as a sacred, healing force in West African culture.
Categories: Music

African Wisdom

African Wisdom

Author: T. O. Mgbodile

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000077661076

Category: Africa

Page: 170

View: 913

Categories: Africa

Moments of Mindfulness African Wisdom

Moments of Mindfulness  African Wisdom

Each book in the 'Moments of Mindfulness' series pairs the wise words of a great writer, master, philosopher or poet with Olivier Föllmi's beautiful and moving photographs.

Author: Danielle Follmi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500518246

Category:

Page: 288

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Each book in the 'Moments of Mindfulness' series pairs the wise words of a great writer, master, philosopher or poet with Olivier Föllmi's beautiful and moving photographs. Föllmi travelled far and wide to witness the celebrations, landscapes, rituals and traditions of cultures all over the world, discovering new ways of seeing as he sought to understand and capture through photography the connections linking the people to their ancestral lands. The effect is transcendental and transformative, awakening our senses and preparing our souls to receive these simple yet profound teachings.
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