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Wisdom from Africa
     

Wisdom from Africa

by Dianne Stewart
 

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In the words of author Dianne Stewart, 'African proverbs reflect both the past and the present, and are as relevant to contemporary society as they were to traditional society.' As with so much of African culture, proverbs have been passed on in the oral tradition so it's rare to find such a treasure trove as this; from across Africa, Dianne has compiled a fascinating

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In the words of author Dianne Stewart, 'African proverbs reflect both the past and the present, and are as relevant to contemporary society as they were to traditional society.' As with so much of African culture, proverbs have been passed on in the oral tradition so it's rare to find such a treasure trove as this; from across Africa, Dianne has compiled a fascinating collection. The text is given in the language of origin, an English translation and an explanation of the meaning. They are divided into subject groups such as human nature, family life, good fortune, time, animals and nature. Whether you're looking for that special African gift or would like to add to your own collection of reference books, Wisdom from Africa is an excellent choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432302375
Publisher:
Penguin International
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Dianne Stewart is an award-winning author who has published many highly acclaimed children's books locally and internationally, including African Myths and Legends (co-authored with Jay Heale) and The Zebra's Stripes and other African Animal Tales. She has degrees in African Languages, Literature and Anthropology, providing her with an excellent pool of knowledge from which to draw for her research into African folklore and mythology. Many of her books have been translated into various European, African and Eastern languages.

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