The Shona are exceedingly rich in proverbs. Proverbs are a cherished and interesting part of their oral literature.
Translation A hare that keeps its ears down is caught by dogs, while the one that keeps them up stays … Read more
Translation A huge man who pinches a child on the cheek (and upsets the child) seeks to draw the attention … Read more
Word definitions bere: hyena imvi: grey hairs Translation How is it so that an old woman goes missing and a … Read more
Translation One who says a goat has stolen meat, yet there is dog around, should be embarrassed. Inspiration Goats, as … Read more
Translation If a mother’s back and the child’s stomach are both burned, then it becomes almost impossible for the mother … Read more
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