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Religion and Tradition

Kuria Proverbs of Kenya

A black ant will not bite another black ant. A debt between children born by the same mother is paid in a clever way. No one can perform a celebration by himself. One person is a thin porridge; two or…

Kikuyu Proverbs of Kenya

A word in the heart does not win. Two waterfalls do not hear each other. A fool has many days. An elder can be advised but never insulted. An elephant is not overpowered by its tusks. Cooked food is not…

Masai Proverbs

A bargain cannot be held in the palm of the hand. A blind sheep might chance across rain water. A bull cannot bellow in two places at once. A lie cannot fill the palm. A lion can run faster than…

Gusii Proverbs of Kenya

The bush in which you hide has eyes.  

Bukusu Proverbs of Kenya

A child does not fear treading on dangerous ground until he or she gets hurt.  

Akamba Proverbs of Kenya

A woman’s stomach does not grow if she is not pregnant. All monkeys cannot hang on one branch. An old man doesn’t know what makes him herd again. A big goat does not snort without reason. Despite your bark, you’ll…

What Is A Khanga?

What Is A Khanga?

A khanga is a brightly colored piece of cloth that many East African women wear. Many wear khangas over their skirts while working in the fields to keep the dust of their skirts. Khangas are also worn as head wraps.…

September Holidays in Africa

First Week in September Armed Forces Day Celebrated in: São Tomé and Príncipe September 1 National Day The establishment of the republic after the 1969 overthrow of King Idris I in commemorated. Celebrated in: Tanzania September 1 Heroes’ Day Dedicated…

Passages – Photographs in Africa

Passages – Photographs in Africa

Title: Passages – Photographs in Africa Author: Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher Publishing Company: Harry N. Abrams Number of Pages: 112 Original Publishing Date: August 2000 Summary: This book is best described as a coffee table book.  The pictures depict…

African Proverbs on Love

The proverb “Love is Blind” is attributed to many sources including Africa. Here are many more interesting and thought provoking African proverbs about love. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love. ~Moroccan Proverb True love means what’s mine…