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Saturday, October 22, 2016

When you carry maize fowl become your friends

Ewe African Proverbs and African Folklore Wisdom

Ewe African proverbs and African Folklore express the timeless wisdom of African people.

Wise sayings in the language of proverbs and folklore have been passed down for generations in the Ewe culture. Proverbs are an important part of traditional and modern patrilineal Ewe society. Ewe is both a language and a people living generally in southeast Ghana, southern Benin, and Togo.

When you carry maize, fowl become your friends Ewe African  Proverb teaches be careful who you call your friend.

When you carry maize, fowl become your friends Ewe African  Proverb teaches be careful who you call your friend.

Can You Keep a Secret About an Odd Looking Fowl African Short Story Folklore

Once there was a man named Kabra, who had come from a foreign country to marry Umbera. He settled in the new country, and one day when he was working on his farm, he saw a very strange fowl; it was huge and had large and small parts alternating, and everywhere he went on the farm he met, some part of that strange fowl.

Soon he noticed that he understood the language of all the farmyard animals, reptiles, and birds for all have their own tongue but he was warned not to tell anyone he could talk to animals, but to keep the secret of everything he heard.

This gift of the understanding was the result of having seen the tremendously odd-looking fowl.

For a long time Kabra obeyed this restriction, and greatly enjoyed the novelty of hearing what all the animal kingdom had to say, for they are often very wise.

However, one day, as he was eating dinner with Umbera, they received news of the death of her father. The next day she put her home in order and prepared to go to her hometown to join the mourners.

In the morning, when she had everything arranged and ready to start, her husband heard a bird say, "Since you are putting everything away, how about us whom you are leaving here?" and then laughed.

His wife became angry and declared that he was laughing because of her bereavement and because she was going to leave him for a while; and though he denied it, she remained suspicious, and finally in desperation, he told her that if he revealed the cause of his laughter it would result in his death.

Well, she insisted, and at last, in desperation, he told her his sworn secret. Sadly, shortly afterward he died for having disobeyed the command of the fowl.

This sad blow taught the wife that one should never be as curious as to insist upon knowing something that it is better for one not to know.

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