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Did you know? No African countries begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

Taking Love, Family and Kindness for Granted African Proverbs

Occasionally we all are taken for granted. Igbo African proverbs teaching not to take family, kindness and love for granted. 



African proverbs teaching not to take family, kindness and love for granted.

By no means should anyone take family, kindness and love for granted, they are life's greatest and most fragile gifts. Love is the greatest gift; we can give to one another. Family is the greatest gift given to us. Kindness is the greatest gift we can give to the world.

"The bird with a long beak still cannot peck out anything on its own head." Igbo proverb meaning everybody needs somebody but if you take love, family and kindness for granted, you won't have anybody.


Africa is surrounded by water here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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