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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.
|Title||:||From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
January 12, 2018
From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom comprises of aphorisms (sayings), where they originated and their meaning, every saying accompanied by an illustration. Each illustration is the work of an individual artist, all of which have brief bios at the end of the book.
The compiler of these sayin...
November 13, 2017
From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom is a short picture book that includes some sayings/proverbs/aphorisms from people groups on the African continent. As the foreword notes, since aphorisms are universal, the ones found in one region are often similar to those found in other parts of the w...
January 22, 2018
What a gorgeous and moving book! Featuring 15 African proverbs, chosen by Canadian author Eric Walters and illustrated by different artists, it makes a truly worthy addition to picture book collections.
January 19, 2018
"Do not follow the path. Go to where there is no path to begin the trail."
Origin: Ashanti People, Ghana
This was a lovely collection of aphorisms from different parts of the continent accompanied by gorgeous illustrations. From the Heart of Africa would make a beautiful coffee table book. I think...
November 28, 2017
Beautiful illustrations. Thought-provoking proverbs. I wish there were a little discussion about the history, meaning, and philosophy behind each -- but maybe I'm intended to do the thinking and philosophizing on my own. I'll read and discuss this with my daughter and get back to you.
A portion o...
February 06, 2018
Cataloged as folklore, this beautiful picture book pairs African proverbs in large print with a full-page, full-color illustration that will be easy to share in a classroom setting. This is a beautiful way to start discussions on a myriad of topics. The illustrations were created by artists from...
January 25, 2018
This is a beautiful book! I was amazed at how familiar some of the sayings are! And all the artwork is gorgeous. Walters shows the connections we all have to Africa in this lovely book. I have it in my HS library.
January 27, 2018
This book contains some of the most breathtaking illustrations I've seen in a children's book. Knowing the origins of some of the wonderful wisdom makes me want to learn a whole lot more about this continent and its people.
January 09, 2018
- I pointed out to you the stars, but all you saw was the tip of my finger.
- There’s always a winner. Even in a monkey’s beauty contest.
- Wisdom is like the baobab tree: no one person can embrace it.
January 21, 2018
Loved this book! Lots of great African proverbs explained in an easy way for young readers to understand. Each proverb is illustrated by a different illustrator. This book is a definite "book of wisdom".