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- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95
This selection of ageless folk wisdom from Japan's cities, villages, and fields is ideal for the student—casual or serious—of Japanese culture. Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk is a humorous guide to everyday Japan and a gentle introduction to the values and traditions that still drive and inform, even now, in times of unprecedented sophistication ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95
500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions is a dictionary of key Chinese proverbs or suyu . Suyu are vivid and colourful expressions widely used in Chinese language. The smooth use of chengyu in Chinese writing and of suyu in spoken Chinese not only makes communication more effective, it is also an indicator of mastery of the... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95
An hilarious and often wise collection of Scots saying straight from the mouths of the Grannies of Glasgow. With each snippet accompanied by a straightforward English translation, this is your introduction to the unique wisdom of the 'Glesca Granny'. more...
- 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...