We must always be mindful of the words that we say to one another. African proverbs teach us just that. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
Watch what you say, you may not realize sharp, angry words create lasting damage.
Though many African common sayings and proverbs seem simple to the common person and even coarse to the wisest and noblest of educators, there is complexity in simplicity.
The resolute character of the ancestors enabled them to not only win their independence but to learn from suffering patience the many trials and disappointment in fighting for freedom. Cunning and planning won the freedom of many, not anger.
When troubles hovered over many African ancestors, community proverb sayings contained the wisdom of many nations and placed them side-by-side with those hopes and dreams sent up high. It would have been natural for the ancestor and their use of prove…