ISBN 9780997868975
Pages 50
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2017
Publisher Cissus World Press, USA
Format Paperback

Life Lessons of African Proverbs

by Festus E. Obiakor, Dike Okoro, Gathogo M. Mukuria

African folklore, narratives, idiomatic expressions, and cultures are weaved into short sentences that are rich with wisdom. The primary goal of this book is to disseminate knowledge and share the rich culture of Africa, one does not have to be African to appreciate the creative language at play in this book. Readers are encouraged to use the wisdom embedded in these proverbs to transform their lives and the lives of their loved ones and friends.

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About the Author

Dike Okoro

Dr Dike Okoro, Sam Walton Fellow and finalist for the 1994 Iliad Poetry Award, teaches advanced reading and writing poetry and literature courses at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA. He received his PhD in English (with research specialization in African Diaspora literatures) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, an M.A. in African American literature and an M.F.A. in poetry, both from Chicago State University. He is the editor and author of six books, including Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories, Echoes from the Mountain: New and Selected Poems by Mazisi Kunene A Long Dream: Poems by Okogbule Wonodi. His poems, essays, short stories, chapters and articles have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.