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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

African Proverb Instructions, Do Not Let It Go

Words of wisdom from some of the extensive collection of Chic African Culture African proverbs will encourage and inspire you. Our top 5 favorite African proverbs will give you ancestral insight from the African motherland.

5 inspiring African proverbs

African proverbs are the color and spirit of the African language.

The dog's bark is not might, but fright. - African Proverb

The dog's bark is not might, but fright. - African Proverb.

Quiet people are thinkers; in fact, they tend to overthink a particular situation. The dog's bark is not might, but fright African proverb explains people who are quiet may not be afraid, but intensely thinking.

When a home is burnt down the rebuilt home is more beautiful. –Zulu Proverb

When a home is burnt down the rebuilt home is more beautiful. –Zulu Proverb

This African proverb shows us that there is an all-knowing being greater and wiser than ourselves.

Eggs cannot teach a hen ~ African Proverb

Eggs can not teach a hen ~ African Proverb

Eggs can not teach a hen African Proverb demonstrates the need for children to be respectful to the wisdom of adults.

To live a long time is to see much. ~ African proverb

To live a long time is to see much. ~ African proverb

Older people still have much to offer, the knowledge and experience of a lifetime working and the wisdom that comes with age and experience.

The patient person eats ripe fruit. ~ African proverb

The patient person eats ripe fruit. ~ African proverb


Although many people are naturally patient, the rest of us need to practice patience for it to become a habit.

What do proverbs do

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. Proverb teach us about life with small understandable Ah- Ha moments.


African Proverbs

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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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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