African Wisdom

African Wisdom
Author: Ariel Books
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2003-09
ISBN: 9780740738708
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Wisdom Book Excerpt:

* Die-cut cover * Brown Kraft paper jacket with black flocking * Brown Kraft paper on interior pages

An Ancient African Wisdom Book

An Ancient African Wisdom Book
Author: Angela Chamblee
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-11-19
ISBN: 9780595601134
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Ancient African Wisdom Book Book Excerpt:

Using good manners and doing the right thing never go out of style. And in An Ancient African Wisdom Book, author Angela Chamblee analyzes The Instruction of Ptahhotep, one of the oldest textbooks on earth; a self-help book, it teaches good manners and ethics and provides advice about how to be successful in life. Aided by illustrations, An Ancient African Wisdom Book dissects this eighteen page book of maxims that was written 4,500 years ago and translates these maxims into information that can be applied to life today. The maxims provide advice on how to do the following: Effectively dispute with a supervisor, peer, or subordinate Speak to a powerful person Deal with success Guard against greed Survive middle management Be a better listener Have a better marriage In addition to an explanation of the maxims, An Ancient African Wisdombook also includes teaching suggestions, writing assignments, group lessons, and commentary to help teachers formulate lesson plans to teach ancient African wisdom. Ptahhoteps book helps to lay the foundation for black literature and culture throughout the world, and it lays the ethical foundation for a golden age of African achievement.

African Theology as Liberating Wisdom

African Theology as Liberating Wisdom
Author: Mari-Anna Pöntinen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN: 9004245979
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Theology as Liberating Wisdom Book Excerpt:

In African Theology as Liberating Wisdom; Celebrating Life and Harmony in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Botswana, Mari-Anna Pöntinen analyses contextual interpretations of the Christian faith in this church. These interpretations draw from the Tswana tradition and liberation in Christ.

The Book of African Proverbs and Wisdom

The Book of African Proverbs and Wisdom
Author: J. P. Martin
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2022-04-25
ISBN: 169871145X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of African Proverbs and Wisdom Book Excerpt:

The Book of African Proverbs and Wisdom Volume 1 is a compilation of over 100 ancient proverbs and words of wisdom from the continent of Africa. Africa is the birthplace of human civilization and home to some of the most ancient wisdom on the planet. The continent of Africa is an extremely culturally rich region and home to over 2,000 languages, 3,000 ethnic groups and numerous belief systems. The Book of African Proverbs and Wisdom Volume 1 provides a diverse and expansive collection of timeless wise sayings and knowledge which have been collected from every region of Africa including west Africa, central Africa, east Africa, south Africa and north Africa. This valuable collection of inspirational sayings seeks to share Africa’s wisdom which has been passed down from one generation to the next for thousands of years.

African Proverbs Reveal Christianity in Culture

African Proverbs Reveal Christianity in Culture
Author: W. Jay Moon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 1606085530
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Proverbs Reveal Christianity in Culture Book Excerpt:

In many oral cultures local proverbs are highly regarded for their wisdom and prized for their aesthetic expression. In this study Jay Moon provides an in-depth look at the use of local proverbs among the Builsa culture of Ghana, West Africa. In particular, the author's research shows how local proverbs can facilitate contextualized expressions of Christianity that are both biblically authentic and culturally relevant. The process of initiating and sustaining this form of expression is explicated with the help of an engaging narrative, providing valuable insights for those striving for genuine and meaningful expression of Christ in culture. This study will be especially beneficial to the missionary community, particularly for the purposes of appreciating oral literature in primary oral cultures, finding proper roles in the contextualization process, identifying cultural values via the window of local proverbs, training missionaries in cultural understanding, and tailoring discipleship training to incorporate significant aspects of orality

African Proverbs Parables and Wise Sayings

African Proverbs  Parables and Wise Sayings
Author: Eyamidé Ella Lewis-Coker
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2011-05-06
ISBN: 9781463402075
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Proverbs Parables and Wise Sayings Book Excerpt:

Proverbs, parables and wise sayings are life experiences. In actual fact, these are wisdoms, truths, warnings, morals, experiences and traditional views passed down from generation to generation. These proverbs, parables and wise sayings express the wisdom of African people and are also the resources that are used to understand the Africans past and present lives. In Sierra Leone each ethnic group used proverbs, parables and wise sayings in their conversations as a way of life. The role and importance of proverbs, parables and wise sayings in each ethnic group’s conversations provide a colorful and poetic picture of the culture and its characteristics.

365 African Proverbs

365 African Proverbs
Author: Adedoyin Adedeji
Publsiher: Adedoyin Adedeji
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-02-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

365 African Proverbs Book Excerpt:

Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten - These are the golden words of the great African writer Chinua Achebe (Author – Things fall Apart). Now you can enjoy the richness in African ancient wisdom. With the satisfaction of the readers in mind, 365 proverbs of the finest African Proverbs were carefully selected for the maximum reading pleasure of everyone. If you have great passion for Africa, then this book is meant for you. Some of these proverbs have been in existence right from the foundations of Africa. Proverb is one of the ways of expressing African philosophy and is used to express wisdom.

Wisdom from Africa

Wisdom from Africa
Author: Dianne Stewart
Publsiher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN: 1432302361
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom from Africa Book Excerpt:

In the words of author Dianne Stewart, 'African proverbs reflect both the past and the present, and are as relevant to contemporary society as they were to traditional society.' As with so much of African culture, proverbs have been passed on in the oral tradition so it's rare to find such a treasure trove as this; from across Africa, Dianne has compiled a fascinating collection. The text is given in the language of origin, an English translation and an explanation of the meaning. They are divided into subject groups such as human nature, family life, good fortune, time, animals and nature. Whether you're looking for that special African gift or would like to add to your own collection of reference books, Wisdom from Africa is an excellent choice.

African Proverbs for All Ages

African Proverbs for All Ages
Author: Johnnetta Betsch Cole,Nelda LaTeef
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1250863627
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Proverbs for All Ages Book Excerpt:

African Proverbs for All Ages is a beautifully-illustrated, engaging picture book about the power of proverbs, how they evolve over time, and the wisdom of various cultures in Africa. It has been said that a proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Whether you are young or old, proverbs can open your mind to a whole new way of seeing the world. We underestimate children when we assume they are incapable of understanding metaphor and deeper meaning. There are multiple ways that children learn, but for each method by which they learn, they need their imagination engaged and their visual sensibilities ignited. And as adults, we underestimate ourselves when we allow our lives to be about practical matters only. Proverbs can stir our soul and spark our imagination. --Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D. President Emerita of Spelman and Bennett Colleges In African Proverbs for All Ages, noted anthropologist and educator Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole and award-winning illustrator Nelda LaTeef invite children and adults to explore and reflect on complex notions about relationships, identity, society, and the human condition. A Roaring Brook Press and Oprah Book

Centering African Proverbs Indigenous Folktales and Cultural Stories in Curriculum

Centering African Proverbs  Indigenous Folktales  and Cultural Stories in Curriculum
Author: George J. Sefa Dei,Mairi McDermott
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN: 1773380613
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Centering African Proverbs Indigenous Folktales and Cultural Stories in Curriculum Book Excerpt:

A vital resource for educators, this collection offers refl ections on and samples of units and lessons with an anti-racism orientation that promote inclusive educational practices for today’s increasingly diverse K–12 classrooms. Engaging with multicentric cultural knowledges and stories, the contributors—consisting of classroom teachers, community workers, and adult educators—present units and lesson plans that challenge the Eurocentricity of curriculum design while also having practical applicability within various North American curricular models. These curriculum designs make space for students’ lived experiences inside the classroom and amplify critical social values, such as community building, social justice, equity, fairness, resistance, and collective responsibility, thereby addressing the issue of youth disengagement and promoting productive inclusion. Rich with sample units and lessons that are grounded in African oral traditions, this ground-breaking resource features critical guiding questions, suggestions for ongoing and culminating classroom activities, templates and resources, and notes to the teacher. Centering African Proverbs, Indigenous Folktales, and Cultural Stories in Curriculum is an essential tool for practising teachers, professional learning providers, and students in education and teaching programs across Canada and the United States.

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature
Author: Samuel L. Adams,Matthew Goff
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN: 1119158230
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive introduction to ancient wisdom literature, with fascinating essays on a broad range of topics. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature is a wide-ranging introduction to the texts, themes, and receptions of the wisdom literature of the Bible and the ancient world. This comprehensive volume brings together original essays from established scholars and emerging voices to offer a variety of perspectives on the “wisdom” biblical books, early Christian and rabbinic literature, and beyond. Varied and engaging essays provide fresh insights on topics of timeless relevance, exploring the distinct features of instructional texts and discussing their interpretation in both antiquity and the modern world. Designed for non-specialists, this accessible volume provides readers with balanced coverage of traditional biblical wisdom texts, including Proverbs, Job, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes; lesser-known Egyptian and Mesopotamian wisdom; and African proverbs. The contributors explore topics ranging from scribes and pedagogy in ancient Israel, to representations of biblical wisdom literature in contemporary cinema. Offering readers a fresh and interesting way to engage with wisdom literature, this book: Discusses sapiential books and traditions in various historical and cultural contexts Offers up-to-date discussion on the study of the biblical wisdom books Features essays on the history of interpretation and theological reception Includes essays covering the antecedents and afterlife of the texts Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion series, the Companion to Wisdom Literature is a valuable resource for university, seminary and divinity school students and instructors, scholars and researchers, and general readers with interest in the subject.

African Proverbs and Wisdom

African Proverbs and Wisdom
Author: Julia Stewart
Publsiher: Citadel Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Proverbs and Wisdom Book Excerpt:

A collection of proverbs, fables, riddles, songs, poetry, and quotes shares uplifting African wisdom and includes such tidbits as, "Do not look for speed in a cheap horse--be content if it neighs." Original.

Houphou t Boigny an African Statesman

Houphou  t Boigny  an African Statesman
Author: Paul-Henri Siriex
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9782091681641
Category: Côte d'Ivoire
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book of African Proverbs

The Book of African Proverbs
Author: Gerd De Ley
Publsiher: Hatherleigh Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 1578268036
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of African Proverbs Book Excerpt:

The Book of African Proverbs collects over 1,200 of the best, most profound and illuminating proverbs from Africa, its nations and its people. Back in the 19th century, Africa was often referred to as "the Dark Continent" in the sense that Africa's culture and people were largely mysterious and unknown to Europeans. Even today with all the information we have at our disposal, Africa is still viewed by many as a monolithic entity instead of a great continent with a myriad of diverse nations, cultures, and inhabitants. The Book of African Proverbs seek to illuminate these different cultures by highlighting the wisdom, humor, and character of people from all over Africa. The insights within The Book of African Proverbs are simultaneously unique and universal making it a wonderful starter collection for anyone interested in Africa's rich culture.

I Am Because We Are

I Am Because We Are
Author: Betty Press
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN: 1628469137
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Because We Are Book Excerpt:

I Am Because We Are features 125 black-and-white photographs by Betty Press taken all over East and West Africa since 1987, combined with related African proverbs compiled by Annetta Miller, an American born in Tanzania. The book highlights the importance of proverbs in educating members of African societies on how to think, how to behave, and how to have a better life. Press took these photographs with the goal of making a significant educational and artistic contribution to the appreciation and understanding of African culture and society as well as our own. The photographs of daily life deal with knowledge, cooperation, love, beauty, friendship, hope, humor, sorrow, happiness, gratitude, dance, tradition, faith, peace, war, death, and human relationships. These are the same themes found in African proverbial language. Thus came the natural idea of coupling images with proverbs. Together they offer a powerful expression of African life and the universality of human emotions, ideas, and knowledge.

Traditional Wisdom in African Proverbs

Traditional Wisdom in African Proverbs
Author: Albin Korem,Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Proverbs, African
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wit and Wisdom from West Africa

Wit and Wisdom from West Africa
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 455
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Proverbs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The African Repository

The African Repository
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Repository Book Excerpt:

Wit and Wisdom from West Africa or a Book of proverbial philosophy idioms enigmas and laconisms Compiled by R F Burton etc

Wit and Wisdom from West Africa  or  a Book of proverbial philosophy  idioms  enigmas  and laconisms  Compiled by R  F  Burton  etc
Author: Sir Richard Francis Burton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 455
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wit and Wisdom from West Africa or a Book of proverbial philosophy idioms enigmas and laconisms Compiled by R F Burton etc Book Excerpt:

African Wisdom

African Wisdom
Author: Ifeanyi W. Uhuegbu
Publsiher: Trafford on Demand Pub
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781412071765
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Wisdom Book Excerpt:

The true spirit of Africa finds ample expression in a culture of communication that is as profound as it is accesible to any perceptive mind: African Wisdom captures this rich heritage, an essential part of which are adages.