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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Wisdom From Africa (II): Maturity and Survival

Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching. (Nwakibie) 22

Our fathers said you can tell a ripe corn by its look. 23

A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches. (Obierika) 66

When a mother-cow is chewing grass its young ones watch its mouth. 70-71

- Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart . New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

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