Embracing the Baobab Tree: The African Proverb in the 21st Century
Willem A. Saayman
University of South Africa, 1997 - History - 269 pages
This volume focuses on analysing the meaning of proverbs within Africa. The context in which a proverb is uttered, determines meaning, so this increases the difficulty of explaining proverbs exhaustively.
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African culture African philosophy African proverbs African societies African traditional religion Akan Alagoa ancestors behaviour Bemba proverbs biblical bibliography Chichewa child Christian concepts context Creator Dangme Dangme proverbs Davoli dictionary discussion divinities elders emphasises English erbs essays ethical example experience expressed folklore following proverbs function Ghana Gikuyu Gikuyu proverbs gives God's Gospel Hountondji human Igbo Igbo society important inculturation individual interpretation Kaguru knowledge language linguistic literally says literary living Lugbara Maasai Malawi marriage Mbiti meaning metaphor Mieder modern moral Mossi Nembe Onyame oral literature origin Oromo Ovambo paradox paremiographers paremiology person proverb collections proverb scholarship Proverbium refer relationship religion role sacred scholars Sesotho situations social sources speak Sprichworter Sukuma Swahili Tanzania teaching texts theology things tion traditional translated understanding University Press values wisdom Wolfgang Mieder woman women words worldview written Yoruba Yoruba proverbs Zambia