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2007 African Proverbs of the Month

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1 Jan. 2007: "Two ants do not fail to pull one grasshopper." - Haya (Tanzania) Proverb 9788
2 Feb. 2007: "Love is blind." - Mende (Sierra Leone) Proverb 10973
3 Mar. 2007: "The one who fetches the water is the one who is likely to break the pot." - Ga (Ghana) Proverb 6577
4 Apr. 2007: "If you provoke a rattlesnake, you must be prepared to be bitten by it ." - Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 9128
5 May 2007: "Beer that will spoil ferments unequally." - Luyia (Kenya) Proverb 5357
6 Jun. 2007: "The thing that will hurt you will always keep on coming back even if you try to avoid it." - Shubi (Tanzania) Proverb 5287
7 Jul. 2007: "The camel does not see the bend in its neck." - Arabic (Libya) Proverb 8050
8 Aug. 2007: "A child or youth who does not listen to an elder’s advice gets his or her leg broken." - Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia) Proverb 9553
9 Sep. 2007: "Where there’s a will there’s a way." - Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb 8293
10 Oct. 2007: "Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem." - Akan (Ghana) Proverb 9134
11 Nov. 2007: "The lead cow (the one in front) gets whipped the most." - Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland) Proverb 7016
12 Dec. 2007: "It is not the cook's fault when the cassava turns out to be hard and tasteless." - Ewe-mina (Benin, Ghana, and Togo) Proverb 5697
 

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