Hello good people!
So it’s the second day of the 3-day Proverbs Challenge from the stables of Achebe and I’m set to regale you with more of his interesting proverbs.
Meanwhile, permit me to serve you an ‘appetizer before the main course’. It’s a short excerpt from his magnum opus Things Fall Apart. Each time I read through that section of the novel, I can’t help but laugh. It’s about a man Obiako who went to consult the Oracle in order to find a solution to his hardship. I think you’ll find it interesting…
‘Obiako has always been a strange one’, said Nwakibe. ‘I have heard that many years ago, when his father had not been dead very long, he had gone to consult the Oracle. The Oracle said to him, “Your dead father wants you to sacrifice a goat to him”. Do you know what he told the Oracle? He said, “Ask my dead father if he ever had a fowl when he was alive. 😂
😎Okay, enough playing around… Now to the main course…
🐀A man of sense does not go on hunting little bush rodents when his age mates are after big game.
🛑Until a man wrestles with one of those who make a path across his homestead the others will not stop.
🍠 Sometimes when we have given a piece of yam to a child, we beg him to give us a little from it, not because we really want to eat it but because we want to test our child.
⚕ A disease that has never been seen before cannot be cured with everyday herbs.
🦎 The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did.
🐦 Eneke the birds says that since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching.
🌿 When two brothers fight a stranger reaps the harvest.
Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow is another day…
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