pic courtesy: christopher12v.deviantart.com Case 20: The youth sent by his father to steal (noisily) breaks the door with his feet. Insight/Background Story: Here, when some people wrangle, the common lines that you’ll hear as an observer are: “Do you know who I am?”; “You sabi who I be?”* In a sense, these words can be a … More One Week, One Proverb
a calabash of palm wine (pic courtesy: flickr) Case 17: “Come and marry my daughter” usually goes with strings attached. Insight: In Igboland, Iku aka is the first step before marriage. It’s the custom for a man to be accompanied by some members of his family (which includes his parents) and respectable elders from his … More One Week, One Proverb
pic of an Asian man in the rain Case 8: He who remembers not where the rain started beating him is unlikely to remember where he dried himself.
Case 5: Girl in ankara A girl who has never been ill can sell (her) beauty in the market.
Picture Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mali_firewood.jpg Case 2: The amount of firewood in a town invariably suffices for the inhabitants’ cooking.