Posts tagged #africa

Great African Proverbs in a Colouring Book

Colour Africa Proverbs a colouring book that beautifully depicts proverbs from different African countries. These proverbs are words of wisdom that teach kids about respect, compassion and teamwork.

The book contains 10 proverbs, each appearing in the original African language, with an English translation & a picture.

Colour Africa Proverbs is published by Colour Africa based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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You can also purchase the book from Dubaruba They deliver worldwide so check them out for stock availability.

Posted on October 21, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Education.

Somalia: A Nation of Poets

Oratory is very important in Somalia. The Somalia culture is one that exalts poetry, storytelling and singing. Poetry is usually accompanied by drumming. This tradition is known as Gaaf. Once the drumming starts and the Gaaf is initiated, everyone becomes silent. The crowd listens to the person reciting the poem or singing, in order to assess and judge the worth of his/her work.

Posted on May 1, 2015 and filed under African Culture.