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2002 African Proverbs of the Month

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1 Jan. 2002 Proverb: " Where there is a will there is a way." - Shona (Zimbabwe) 8244
2 Feb. 2002 Proverb: " A Tutsi liked to warm himself by the fire; someone else took the bull." - Zinza ( Tanzania) 4635
3 Mar. 2002 Proverb: " A fool has many days." - Tharaka, Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 5709
4 Apr. 2002 Proverb: " Slowly, slowly, porridge goes into the gourd." - Kuria ( Kenya, Tanzania) 5754
5 May/Jun. 2002 Proverb: " What is in the stomach carries what is in the head." - Bukusu (Kenya) 5310
6 Jul. 2002 Proverb: "The person who has a light knee can survive longer." - Toposa (Sudan) 5642
7 Aug. 2002 Proverb: " Smoke does not affect honeybees alone; honey-gatherers are also affected." - Bassa (liberia) 5620
8 Sep. 2002 Proverb: " Young growing cuttings determine a good harvest of cassava." - Tonga (Malawi) 4648
9 Oct. 2002 Proverb: " You cannot use a wild banana leaf to shield yourself from the rains and then tear it to pieces later when the rains come to an end." - Nandi (Kenya) 5493
10 Nov. 2002 Proverb: " Words are like bullets; if they escape, you can't catch them again." - Wolof (Senegal , Gambia) 7917
11 Dec. 2002 Proverb: " From the word of an elder is derived a bone." - Rwanda (Rwanda) and Rundi (Burundi) 5282
 

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