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  • I Am Because We Areby Betty Press; Annetta Miller

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 99.88

    I Am Because We Are features 125 black and white photographs by Betty Press taken all over East and West Africa since 1987, combined with related African proverbs compiled by Annetta Miller, an American born in Tanzania. The book highlights the importance of proverbs in educating members of African societies on how to think, how to behave, and... more...

  • The Little Red Book of Hunter's Wisdomby Jay Cassell; Peter Fiduccia

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Little Red Book of Hunter?s Wisdom is packed full of thoughtful and witty quotes on the essence of man and his relationship to the hunt, with all its joys, idiosyncrasies, and challenges. Being a true hunter is a way of life, and this book is packed with memorable comments from men and women who live and breathe it. Read musings on the hunt... more...

  • Tahuhu Koreroby Merata Kawharu; Krzysztof Pfeiffer

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Tahuhu Korero is a collection of pepeha and whakatauki – Maori proverbs and sayings – from the Taitokerau region, which stretches from Auckland to Cape Reinga. Pepeha and the longer whakatauki are passed down the generations to capture key moments in history, important places and celebrated ancestors. They are also powerful metaphors for human behaviour.... more...

  • Omiano vya Tjipangandjaraby Jekura Uaurika Kavari

    University of Namibia Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Omiano vya Tjipangandjara: Otjiherero Proverbs and Idioms is a unique collection of linguistic and cultural significance. The author has collected over 150 proverbs and idioms from the Ovaherero community, particularly the Ovakaoko, in Namibia, and from various written sources. He encourages the use of these proverbs as a means of cultural enrichment,... more...

  • Tahuhu Koreroby Merata Kawharu; Krzysztof Pfeiffer

    Auckland University Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Compiling a rich, accessible introduction to the people and the land of Taikokerau—a northern region of New Zealand—this collection of proverbs offers traditional wisdom from the oral record of an indigenous history and culture. Presenting close to 200 selected sayings that capture key moments in Maori history, celebrated ancestors, and important... more...

  • A Proverb in Mindby Richard P. Honeck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    SEE SHORT BLURB FOR ALTERNATE COPY... A complex, intriguing, and important verbal entity, the proverb has been the subject of a vast number of opinions, studies, and analyses. To accommodate the assorted possible audiences, this volume outlines seven views of the proverb -- personal, formal, religious, literary, practical, cultural, and cognitive.... more...

  • African-American Proverbs in Contextby Sw. Anand Prahlad

    University Press of Mississippi 1996; US$ 25.00

    A groundbreaking study of proverbs in African-American speech from slave times to the present. more...

  • Behold the Proverbs of a Peopleby Wolfgang Mieder

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 75.00

    The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide more...

  • The Routledge Book of World Proverbsby Jon R. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95

    The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nation?s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences of life. And we are not just... more...

  • Japanese Proverbsby David Galef; Jun Hashimoto

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    "Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."? Japanese proverb This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying. Go beyond speaking Japanese?peek into the soul of Japan. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese proverbs and... more...