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This Black Reference website is the largest online resource for locating African and African American websites, and features under the "Poetry" category.
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"Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya" Website by Jens Finke. Contains a very large collection of fables, legends, riddles and proverbs of 12 Kenyan Tribes (Ethnic Groups).
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The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded to a work (a short story) by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. The prize is described as Africa’s leading literary award. It is awarded annually starting in 2000. The prize sponsors Writers' Workshops in Africa.
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Kamusi Project (Internet Living Swahili Dictionary). This online dictionary (Swahili-English and English-Swahili) contains various proverbs and sayings in the section "Swahili examples" and the "Swahili Discussion Forum" treats sayings on khangas, etc.
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"Proverb Resources" Website (including bilingual collections) with an excellent "Search" feature in different databases and proverbs collections. It states that the African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories Website is a "major multilingual site with list server and useful links."
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"De Proverbio" Electronic Journal -- the world's first multilingual electronic publisher of proverb studies and collections based in Australia.
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"Proverbium:" Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship published annually by the University of Vermont, USA
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"Kanga Writings." A list of sayings on the "khanga" (East African Cloth): Original Swahili, Literal English Translation and Most Common Meaning. "History of Kanga." A short history of the "khanga" and a list of 26 uses.
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A collection of Hausa Proverbs
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16 Wolof (Senegal) Proverbs that are printed as Appendix B in the book The Way of Righteousness by Paul Bramsen.
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Famous quotes and sayings to inspire you and start your day on a positive note
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Inspirational Sayings.
A positive and inspirational place to visit. Find messages of inspiration to start your day on a positive note in these sayings.
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Kwani Trust are publishers of the groundbreaking journal of contemporary Kenyan writing, Kwani? and coordinators of Sunday Salon Nairobi ( – a Prose Reading Series and Poetry Open Mic -- a Poetry Reading Series in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Promotes the book Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs by Askhari Johnson Hodari and Yvonne McCalla Sobers with “Foreword” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Broadway Books, November, 2009.
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Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region Website includes Charles Ndege's paintings of African culture.
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Mineke Schipper’s website including her books on African Proverbs and Sayings on Women and creation myths from around the world.
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MisLinks -- a web-based Missions Directory. Wheaton College, USA has a Web Page called "Links to Africa Research, Information, and News." It includes our African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories Website and a special link to our "African Proverb of the Month" Web Page.
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Missionary Service News Agency (MISNA) Website has a daily (Monday to Friday) African Proverb called "Today's Proverb."
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Motherhen Education Celebrating Africa is an arts initiative aimed at raising awareness and funding for children in need in South Africa, by producing children's books that celebrate African culture and heritage.
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Motherland Nigeria Website contains a wide selection of Nigerian Proverbs.
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