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"Celebrating our 100th African Proverb of the Month"
September, 2006 marked our 100th Proverb of the Month, that is, over eight years of this monthly feature.

From the very first "African Proverb of the Month" which was

June, 1998 I pointed out to you the stars (the moon) and all you saw was the tip of my finger. (Sukuma, Tanzania)

To our 100th African Proverb of the Month which is

Sept., 2006 When you sort out the grains, it becomes pure.

(Tigrinya, Eritrea / Ethiopia)

We have continued to renew interest in African Oral Literature and African culture, along with providing a forum for viewers to actively participate and share interests and experiences with our worldwide community.

Such a milestone called for a celebration. We extended an invitation to all viewers, for the success of our website is greatly due to the hard work and dedication of not only our staff, but also our active audience that is "virtually" located around the world. With today's technology, from Kenya to Tanzania to South Africa to Switzerland to Canada to the USA, we were all able to join together for this celebration through an online "chat room party."

The "party" details were as follows:

Date: Friday, 1 September, 2006

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM (East Africa)

9:00-11:00 AM (Eastern USA)


Click on the above link (address) OR copy the link (address) and paste into your Internet browser.

Follow these seven easy steps.

1. Fill in your name.
2. Choose any color that you like.
3. Fill in the password to enter our "chat room party" which is: proverb
4. Click on box: ENTER ROOM
5. Click on box: JOIN CHAT
6. Type in your message after your name and click: OK
7. Follow the ongoing conversation on the screen and add your own new message(s) whenever you want.

Hosted by: Rev. Joseph G. Healey, M.M. (on safari in USA)

Maryknoll Society
P.O. Box 867
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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