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Decoding Akan Proverbs And Background Stories | The Words Of Our Elders | Ghana | African Narratives

Akan (Ghana) Chief Linguist Kwame Frimpong Manso Adakabre is an oral tradition powerhouse! He explains the background, the meanings and proper usage of many Akan proverbs. Get ready to be mesmerised and educated. Continuing the African narratives series and telling the African story, one frame at a time.

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0:00 The proverbs make the wise, wiser
0:38 Introduction of Kwame Frimpong Manso Adakabre
2:05 The beauty of the African woman
03:19 The chiefs are the custodians of the Akan proverbs
7:36 A slipped tongue damages more than a slipped foot
11:05 Why people are sometimes required to take an oath of secrecy
17:37 He that is down needs fear no fall
20:09 Conduct your business in the presence of witnesses
24:48 Money attracts trouble or people
28:25 Why some people are rich and others are poor
30:48 The blind does not get angry in the heart of the forest