Wisdom from Africa: A Collection of Proverbs

Wisdom from Africa: A Collection of Proverbs

by Dianne Stewart, Caine Swanson
     
 

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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

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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 fascination collection. The text is given in the language of origin, an English translation and an explanation of the meaning. The proverbs 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:
9781770070264
Publisher:
Random House Struik
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
994,159
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

DIANNE STEWART has written a number of highly acclaimed children's books, some of which have been incorporated into textbooks. Many of her books have been published in other languages such as The Gift of the Sun (Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, French, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish). Chasing the Wind has also been transcribed into Braille.

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