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11 African proverbs you did not know you needed

July 27, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Culture

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

July 27, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Culture

Proverbs on patience

If you do not have patience you cannot make beer. — Ovambo 

Beer requires adequate time to marinate; if you don’t have the patience for this then you are not eligible to make beer.

Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevent living. – Ibo 

In this proverb, the Ibo showcase the importance of time and balancing between speed and slowness.

 

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