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African Proverb of the day: 18 September 2023

18/09/2023

African Proverb of the day: 18 September 2023An African proverb reflects and reveals a community's culture that provides a glimpse into its value systems, beliefs, and ancient folklore

by Tshuxeko Baloyi

18-09-2023 07:58

in Culture

A proverb is a brief, simple, traditional saying that gives advice based on practical experience, often in the form of a metaphor or allegory. Photo: Pixabay

A proverb reflects and reveals a community's culture that provides a glimpse into its value systems, beliefs, and ancient folklore, used as an affirmation, or, as support to its reader to understand that they are not alone in their suffering, or winning!

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It is an age-old tradition to keep folklore alive and every culture has its own dictionary of proverbs, one of the main aims for keeping track of the legacy of lessons is to keep a community enlivened, positive and reaffirmed.

TODAY'S AFRICAN PROVERB: African Proverb: The misfortune of soup is made of shanks and feet.

Meaning: It refers to someone who is always working hard but does not do well.

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