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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Accept Your Body African Proverbs

Accept your body African proverb lesson is similar to the sculpture Bronskvinnorna or The Women of Bronze in Växjö, Sweden. The sculpture is a visual of body dysmorphic disorder when you have a distorted body image, any part of your body, and see yourself as ugly and disfigured obsessing over your appearance.

The Bronskvinnorna sculpture is a reaction to the accelerating body fixation of our time and reminds us to be proud of ourselves and that all people have equal value.

Many of us go through life feeling less than loving toward our own bodies. We believe we are not attractive enough, flawed in one way or another.

Learning to accept, appreciate, and even love every aspect of our bodies African proverbs teach us we are free to enjoy richer, more intimate relationships when we first love ourselves.



Bronskvinnorna or The Women of Bronze sculpture.


Accept Your Body African Proverbs

You will then learn your measure, when you spend a night with yourself.

Look at a person’s deeds, not whether they are tall or short.

One can be kept well by a hundred, not a hundred by one.

Who dies inside has lost.

The load that the mule will not carry, you yourself should not carry.

Although there are many roads, there is only one that is the straightest.

The thorn which is sharp is so from its youth.

A person’s values are not nullified by passing storms.

Who today is humiliated easily, tomorrow will be lost.

As pus inflames the finger, negative thought inflames the mind. African Proverb.

Fear and shame are father and son.

Until one dies, others will not be satisfied.

A small fire destroys a big forest.

A bird hanging between two branches will get pain on both wings.

A light heart lives long.

A calabash is first cleaned from the inside.

Everything would be right if it were not for the buts.

A house can’t be built for the rainy season that is past.

A full cup is hard to carry.

As pus inflames the finger, negative thought inflames the mind.


Links to more African Proverbs

In everyday life, African proverbs inspire with ancient words of wisdom.

  1. African Proverbs Are Often Difficult To Understand
  2. Mean Coworkers African Proverbs
  3. Proverbs are the official language of the African Nation
  4. Monday Morning African Proverb Quotes
  5. Prepare the Mind for Elevation

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, 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.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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