African way of life through proverbs.

( Family, Values, Life )

Proverbs acts as a catalyst of knowledge, philosophy, wisdom, morals and ethics. They cover all aspects of life, example : God, family, human beings, values, plants, animals and marriage.

Proverbs are a metaphor, folk tale, euphemism or idiom.

Here are some interesting proverbs from Africa. Read them and let me know your thoughts.


a). Fire and gunpowder are not bed fellows.

b). A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.

c). A crab does not beget a bird.

d). Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food.

e). Hate has no medicine.

f). No one tests the depth of the river with both feet.

g). One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.

h). Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.

I). It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man not the hot one.

j). Do not expect to offered a chair when you visit a place where the chief himself sits on the floor.

k). By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have already dispersed.

l). The snake and the milliped might craw with their bellies but that does not make them brothers.

m). A trap does not catches the wind.

n). The changing colours of the chameleon only deceive the fool.

o). The snake that strike at the tortoise will discover a toothache.


The Cypress Trap By JC Gatlin

For Owen and Rayanne Meeks,what was meant to be a weekend trip to repair their marriage turns into a deadly race for their lives.He took something that didn’t belong to them.Now the owner wants it back by any means necessary.

Raymne takes her wounded husband deep within the Florida marshes to hide.With time running out,it’s up to her to protect the man she only thought she knew.But what happens when she finds what he stole,and can’t bring herself to return it either?

Genre: Suspense,Thriller,Mystery
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Marion Anderson lives the perfect life. She has a beautiful home, a handsome and loving husband, and an intelligent and caring son. But as easily as perfect lives are built, they can also be demolished. When tragedy strikes at the heart of her family, Marion finds herself in the middle of a nightmare, with no sign of waking-up. The life she treasured is disintegrating before her very eyes, but it’s just the beginning of something much worse and altogether more deadly..



GENRE: Mystery, Thriller



Is equal to :1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,

Then : H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K;         8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

          K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E ;     11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

         L+O+V+E ;                              12+15+22+5 = 54%

          L+U+C+K ;                             12+21+3+11 = 47%

None of them makes 100%.Then what make 100% ??? Is it Money?  NO Leadership??? NO

M+O+N+E+Y ; 13+15+14+5+25 = 72%   

L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P;     12+5+1+4+5+18+19+8+9+16  = 97%

Every problem has a solution,only if we perhaps change our 

A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E ; 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

It is therefore OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes Our Life 100% Successful..

Amazing isn’t it? Our attitude towards what we are doing on this earth should be good?


You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me,myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You see my old man’s got a problem
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
His body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to take care of him
So I quit school and that’s what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember we were driving,driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job
I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

I remember we were driving,driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

I remember we were driving,driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone,be someone,be someone

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

 Tracy Chapman is one of my favorite artists.She’s beautiful and inspiring.


When travel writer Lily Moore joins a group of journalists for an all-expenses-paid press junket to Acapulco,Mexico,she expects sun,sand,and margaritas.Instead,she finds that the Mexican city, once the playground of Hollywood stars,is a place of faded glamour and rising crime.Even the luxurious Hotel Cerón,isolated from the rest of the town,seems disturbing to her,with its grand, empty rooms,ever-watchful staff,and armed guards patrolling the grounds.

Lily isn’t the only one who suspects something rotten under the hotel’s opulent facade.Skye McDermott,another journalist on the trip,asks Lily for help with an article she’s working on about fraud and corruption in the hotel industry.Skye claims she’s eager to write a piece of real journalism rather than the fluff she’s known for.But she also lets slip that she’s deeply upset at a lover who jilted her,and she plans to exact her revenge by exposing his company’s illegal activities.After Skye disappears suddenly,Lily suspects that her friend is in grave danger.But the hotel’s staff insists that everything is fine and refuses to contact the police.Only after Lily tries and fails to leave the Hotel Cerón does she discover the truth: the journalists are prisoners in a gilded cage.Too late,Lily realizes that she has been maneuvered into the role of bait in a vicious,vengeful plot.Faced with unthinkable choices,Lily must summon all her strength to survive,confront the past she’s still running from,and save other lives.




The killer strikes in plain sight . . . but you’ll never see it coming.

The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community.This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen but only when the autopsy is complete is the intricate,terrible genius of a profoundly twisted psychopath truly revealed.As Sara’s ex-husband Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver pursues an elusive fiend,Lena Adams the victim’s sister and the county’s only female detective swears she’ll have her personal vengeance.But their worst fears are realized by the macabre crucifixion of a second local woman: there is a serial slayer in their midst,one whose identity is hidden somewhere in Sara Linton’s secret past.And this killer has no intention of stopping… and will not be stopped.






Lieutenant Davenport’s sanity was nearly shattered by two murder investigations.Now he faces something worse…Two killers.One hideously scarred.The other strikingly handsome,a master manipulator fascinated with all aspects of death.The dark mirror of Davenport’s soul…This is the case that will bring Davenport back to life.Or push him over the edge.