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Wisdom From Africa

ISBN 
9781770070264
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R190.00
Published 
March 2005
About the book: 

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 fascination collection. The text is given in the language of origin, an English translation and an explanation of the meaning. The proverbs 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.

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About the Author
Dianne Stewart has published a number of Penguin Random House books. They include Wisdom from Africa,  a collection of African proverbs;  Durban in a Word,  which she compiled and edited; and a number of children’s books. These include  The Zebra’s Stripes and other African Animal Tales,  Folktales from Africa  and  The Guinea-Fowl’s Spots and other African Bird Tales.  She has a B.A. Hons in African Languages, a M.A. in South African Literature and a M.A. in Creative Writing.  

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