PROVERBS FROM AFRICA

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.

Thanks.

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.

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THE MEANING OF GOOD MORNING

G: Get up.

O: Open your heart.

O: Open your mind.

D: Dedicate your day to God.

M: Meditate on God’s word

O: Optimise your faith and hope.

R: Rebuke all evils.

N; Never doubt God’s love

I: Inspire someone.

N: Nothing should scare you.

G: Go out with joy.

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SOMETHING IS HAPPENING ON THE ISLE

DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once.One freezing night’s sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later,Logan arrives but there’s no sign of Steel.She’s lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare,with bodies,and bullets,and tiny wee boats.And a dangerous hard man who’s meant to be dead…
Why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual? Is it because it’s Christmas? Or maybe it’s because the missing persons case she’s just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off? Or is it because she’s just been left a huge amount of money…?One thing’s for certain: Steel’s having a bad day, and she’s hell bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one too.

AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE 

TITLE: PARTNERS IN CRIME

STUPIDITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS BY JOSEPHINE OSEI BONSU

NAKEDNESS IN PUBLIC: I know there are stupid people living among us but I didn’t know they were this many.We now live in a world where some women and men think that the word ‘ SEXY ‘ means Showing your NAKEDNESS to the WORLD.Especially women who supposed to be role models go out with half-size of a handkerchief covering their nipple and they call that a dress and the worst of all,they go out there wearing see through gowns and pantless ( wearing nothing underneath ). ( WHAT IN THE devil’s NAME IS THAT ). I hear some people saying that you have to love your body and be able to show it off. YES I agree but to whom and where do you have to show it?

 

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HIS NIGHTMARE HAS ONLY BEGAN

Young,idealistic,and overworked,Jonah is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman,being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk.Without thinking, he rushes in to protect her-inadvertently killing her attacker in the process.Thrust into the media spotlight,crushed by guilt,Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.He receives a shower of unwanted attention-and hostility-from his superiors.The district attorney wants to “interview” him.The family of the dead man wants revenge.Everything is further upended when the woman whose life he saved shows up at his apartment.What begins as a thank-you drink turns into a wildly passionate love affair.As their relationship deepens,however,Jonah realizes that she isn’t quite the woman she appears to be.His nightmare has only begun,and the price of kindness will turn out to be higher than he could have imagined.

AUTHOR: JESSE KELLERMAN

TITLE:  TROUBLE 

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WRONG PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves,another murder,a fortune-teller,a couple more murders,and more corruption than your average graveyard.

AUTHOR: RAYMOND CHANDLER

TITLE: FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

FASCINATED WITH ALL ASPECTS OF DEATH

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.

 

AUTHOR: JOHN SANDFORD

TITLE:    EYES OF PREY

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EXECUTOR OR EXECUTIONER, IT ALL ENDS TODAY

The whole world has become a prison,and Alfred Furnace is its master.Monsters rule the streets, beasts of pure fury that leave nothing but murder and madness in their wake.Those who do not die are turned, becoming slaves to Furnace’s reign of cruelty.It is a war to end all wars,one that will leave the planet in ruins. I am a monster too.I am one of Alfred Furnace’s children.And I am the only one who can stop him.I have to find a way to use my powers to destroy Furnace, but in doing so I risk becoming the very force that kills us all.I don’t know if I am the executed or the executioner.I don’t know who will die: me,Furnace or the entire human race.All I know is that one way or another,it all ends today.

AUTHOR: ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH

TITLE:   EXECUTION

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CANNY RATCATCHER,A FEARLESS STREET URCHIN AND A REBELLIOUS SOCIETY LADY

On the bustling docks along the River Thames,Great Britain’s merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here,in dank and sinister alleys,sex merchants ply their lucrative trade.The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips,who seems far beyond the reach of the law.But when thirteen-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut,Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination.Monk’s wife,Hester,draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause a canny ratcatcher,a retired brothel keeper,a fearless street urchin,and a rebellious society lady.To one as criminally minded as Phillips,these folks are mere mosquitoes,to be sure But as he will soon discover,some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.

AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY

TITLE: EXECUTION  DOCK

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ONE BULLET EQUALS ONE KILL

For SWAT sniper Jake Denton,the bullet casings he saves as grim reminders of his “kills” are beginning to add up.His wife,his department-ordered psychiatrist,and even Jake himself are all beginning to question just how these sanctioned kills are affecting his mental health.Nobody wants him to end up like Lee Staley,his mentor and ex-partner now out on permanent psych leave, drinking himself to death,and the prime suspect in a series of shootings that have paralyzed Northern California.Jake doesn’t believe that Staley’s guilty,but since their job has taught them to kill,how easy would it be for his friend to cross over to the other side? How easy would it be for him?

On every police force in the country,there’s a SWAT sniper going about his daily life,acting like an average cop,until the moment when the call comes in.Then they become a hostage’s last hope and a criminal’s worst nightmare.To some,they are silent heroes to others,silent killers.

AUTHOR: GRANT JERKINS AND JAN THOMAS

TITLE:   DONE IN ONE

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FRIENDS BECOMING DEADLY AS YOUR ENEMIES

It was a crime so brutal it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops.The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase,but convicting the alleged killer – Karl Dahl would be a start.Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way.Her ruling that Dahl’s prior criminal record is inadmissible as evidence against him raises a public outcry and puts the judge in grave danger.When an unknown assailant attacks Carey in a parking garage, two of the city’s top cops are called in to investigate and keep the judge from further harm.Detective Sam Kovac is as hard-boiled as they come,and his wisecracking partner,Nikki Liska,isn’t far behind. Neither detective wants to be on this case,but when Karl Dahl escapes custody,everything changes, and a seemingly straightforward case cartwheels out of control.The stakes are raised when the judge is kidnapped from her home even as the police sit outside watching her house.Now Kovac and Liska must navigate through a maze of suspects that include the stepson of a murder victim,a husband with a secret life,and a rogue cop looking for revenge where the justice system failed. With no time to spare,the detectives are pulled down a strange dark trail of smoke and mirrors,where no one is whom they seem,and everyone is guilty of something.

AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG

TITLE:  DEAD SKY

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