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"254 Misemo Kwenye Khanga za Afrika Mashariki (Sayings on East African Cloth)." Collected and edited by Rev. Joseph G. Healey, M. M.   16 February, 2000.  19 pages duplicated.
254 African sayings, idioms, proverbs, and riddles in Swahili and English on East African khangas (colorful cotton cloth with many designs).

NOTE: More background information on and explanations of these proverbs, sayings and other types of African Oral Literature are found in Chapter One especially the sections on "Oral Literature as a Source of an African Narrative Theology of Inculturation" and "Research Methodology Used in Collecting and Interpreting African Oral Literature" in the following book: Joseph G. Healey, M.M. and Donald F. Sybertz, M.M., Towards An African Narrative Theology (Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 1996) and Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1997), 400 pages.

The complete text of this list of sayings is available online at:

Website of "De Proverbio -- Electronic Journal," Issue 11 (Volume 6, No. 1, 2000),6,1,00/HEALEY/KHANGA.html

Paper and e-mail copies of this list of sayings are available from:

Rev. Joseph G. Healey, M.M.

Research Committee

Maryknoll Missioners

Maryknoll Language School

P.O. Box 867

P.O. Box 298

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Musoma, Tanzania

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