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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sankofa African Proverbs

Sankofa African Proverbs

Learning from experience can be bittersweet but you can emerge stronger from the experience.

Learning from experiences is one of the ways in which we decide if experience may frighten us, weaken us or make us self-doubt, but it may also make us stronger.


African Proverbs on learning from experience; knowledge is a personal characteristic that allow us to look at the past in order to see the future.


Learn from Experience African Proverbs


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Learn from Experience African Proverbs




Those who use their teeth for climbing know which trees are bitter.


It is not always the one who speaks the loudest who wins the dispute.


One who makes soup does not know what one who pounds yam experiences.


When a snail crawls, it pulls its shell along with it.


If the hand opens the door, the mouth will claim responsibility.

What is Sankofa

Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi", “it is not taboo to go back to the past and bring forward that which is useful.”

The Sankofa word is derived from the Twi language words:
SAN (return),
KO (go),
FA (look, seek and take).

Sankofa symbolizes learn from experience and quest for knowledge based on examination and investigation of your past to learn from the good and bad experiences.


Sankofa African Proverbs

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