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African Proverbs come alive in Pictures and Words

Posted by on March 24, 2020

Experience African Culture through African Proverbs

African Culture – African Proverbs come alive in Pictures and Words

African ProverbsExperience African Culture through African Proverbs come alive in pictures. African Proverbs are woven into African Culture and Tradition. Proverbs are part of African Storytelling, where they are passed on from Generation to Generation. Storytellers used Proverbs to pepper their tales. Proverbs are memorable sayings that are easily remembered.

Proverbs are a way to pass on Wisdom to others. They are used to illustrate ideas, reinforce arguments, and deliver messages of inspiration, consolation, celebration, and advice.

They carry their truth in images that are readily recognizable to Africans, using everyday things to convey truth and timeless wisdom.

The great Nigerian author Chinua Achebe once wrote: “Proverbs are the Palm Oil with which words are eaten.”

Here you have our collection of timeless African Proverbs for you to enjoy.

When you do not ask while growing up, You become old while still ignorant.”

“What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help her to Learn.”

” Tomorrow Belongs to the People  who prepare for it Today.”

“Dance in the Sun and turn your back to the Clouds.”


“The Strenght of the Crocodile is in the Water”

“When Elephants Fight, It is the Grass that Suffers”


“If you want to go quickly go alone, If you want to go far go together.”

“The Eye never forgets What the Heart has Seen”


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