Proverbs are pearls of wisdom about life handed to us by our elders. They hold generations of wisdom within them, waiting for us to imbibe their meanings. Proverbs are mostly specific to a culture, but their meanings can be universally understood.
A few days back, I had the pleasure to read a book, Black Volta by Pete KJ, which is based in Ghana. The richly woven story with its exceptionally well-developed cast of characters and vivid descriptions of Ghana left a deep impression on me.
Moreover, the author, Pete KJ, has occasionally used Ghanaian proverbs in the novel. This piqued my curiosity and prompted me to learn more about them.
We are all familiar with the English proverbs. Now, let’s have a look at some Ghanaian proverbs.
Presented below are some of the Ghanaian proverbs that resonated with me. Many of these proverbs are specific to Akan, a southern group of Ghana.Continue Reading