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WIT AND WISDOM OF AFRICA: Proverbs from Africa and the Caribbean, by Patrick Ibekwe

$16.95

WIT AND WISDOM OF AFRICA: Proverbs from Africa and the Caribbean, by Patrick Ibekwe

$16.95
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No great deeds, works of art or books of history reveal so much about a culture as the folklore and collective wisdom of its proverbs. Musical, direct and expressing an original way of seeing the world - whether from a woman's viewpoint, a man's, a saint's or a cynic's, a peasant's or a philosopher's - proverbs sound the many voices of a people. They reveal both what makes that culture unique and also what strikes a common chord across societies.

All over Africa, and throughout the African Diaspora of the Caribbean and the United States, there is a rich and robust oral tradition of proverbs which has been lovingly collected by Patrick Ibekwe in this book. With more than 4,000 proverbs, Wit & Wisdom of Africa is one of the largest selections of African proverbs ever published, uniting the traditions of the people of Africa with their cultural descendants in oversees communities. You'll find Ancient Egyptian sayings alongside modern Jamaica; Surinamese folk wisdom in counterpoint to Zulu, and Yoruba proverbs paralleling those of Haiti.

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