From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom (Hardcover)

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By Eric Walters (Compiled by)
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A collection of African wisdom gorgeously illustrated by artists from Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, the United States and more.

Aphorisms are universal. They give guidance, context and instruction for life's issues, and they help us understand each other and the world around us. We use them every day, yet never think about where they came from or why they exist.

In this beautifully illustrated collection, Eric Walters brings us classic sayings from the places where this shared wisdom began. Ashanti, Sukuma, Akan and Kikuyu: all of these cultures use the portable and easily shared knowledge contained in aphorisms, and from these cultures and more this communal knowledge spread.

This book is a celebration of art, of community and of our common history.

About the Author

Eric Walters's young adult novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, and Ruth Schwartz Awards, and have received honors from UNESCO's international award for Literature in the Service of Tolerance. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781770497191
ISBN-10: 1770497196
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English

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