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African Proverbs

“When a man is stung by a bee, he doesn’t set off to destroy all beehives” – Kenya

“The man who marries a beautiful woman, and the farmer who grows corn by the roadside have the same problem” – Ethiopia.

“A short man is not a boy” – Nigeria

“No matter how hot your anger is, it cannot cook yams” – Nigeria.

“It requires a lot of carefulness to kill the fly that perches on the scrotum” – Ghana

“If the throat can grant passage to a knife, the anus should wonder how to expel it” – Seychelles.

“The frown on the face of the goat will not stop it from being taken to the market” – Nigeria.

“An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb” – Ghana.

“The same sun that melts the wax, hardens the clay” – Niger.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there” – Uganda

“There’s no virgin in a maternity ward” – Cameroon

“A child can play with its mother’s breasts, but not its father’s testicles” – Guinea

And the best from Gambia

“A woman who knows her husband’s whereabouts at all times……….spends much time in the cemetery!”