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50 African LOVE proverbs you need to know!

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Nov 16 | By Kemet1luv
50 African LOVE proverbs you need to know!
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We may find love in many places, but sometimes we find it in Africa. Welcome to a place where we can talk. In this digital era we find ourselves in today love is often marginalized to the mundane 'meme' or 'emoji', often rendering itself to us in an occasional text. In an effort to reflect on the meaning of love in all of its many facets lets examine 50 'Love Proverbs' from our motherland that strengthens our desire, passion, and will to love... Enjoy!


1. A letter from the heart can be read on the face. Kenya


2. Coffee and love taste best when hot. Ethiopia


3. Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door: you are fond of it but you push it back and forth. Madagascar


4. Don’t be so in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining. Madagascar


5. Don’t try to make someone hate the person he loves. For he will go on loving but he will hate you. Senegal


6. Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands. Nigeria


7. He who loves, love you with your dirt. Uganda


8. He who loves the vase loves also what is inside. Africa


9. If a woman doesn’t love you, she calls you "brother." Côte d’Ivoire


10. If anyone makes you laugh, it is not always because they love you. Kenya


11. If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy. Cameroon


12. If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? Tunisia


13. If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. Zimbabwe


14. If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains. Egypt


15. It’s much easier to fall in love than to stay in love. Africa


16. Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river. Liberia


17. Love doesn’t listen to rumors. Ghana


18. Love doesn’t rely on physical features. Lesotho


19. Love for something makes a man blind and deaf. Sudan


20. Love has to be shown by deeds not words. Swahili


21. Love is a despot who spares no one. Namibia


22. Love is a painkiller. Africa


23. Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls. South Africa


24. Love never gets lost it’s only kept. Africa


25. Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. Ghana


26. Never marry a woman who has bigger feet than you. Mozambique


27. One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. Sudan


28. Truth should be in love and love in truth. Swahili


29. One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. Egypt


30. Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you. Africa


31. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love. Morocco


32. To love someone who does not love you is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall. Congo


33. To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better. Africa


34. When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow. Ethiopia


35. Where there is love, there is no darkness. Burundi


36. You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you. Nigeria


37. The loving heart always helps. Uganda


38. To be smiled at isn't to be loved. Kenya


39. The way you got married isn't the way you'll get divorced. Africa


40. A bird can be guarded, a wife can't. Africa


41. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. Africa


42. A man that does not lie shall never marry. Zimbabwe


43. One who plants grapes by the road side, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem. Ethiopia


44. If there were no cold Friday evenings and boring Saturdays, no one would get married any more. Morocco


45. A married couple is neither enemies nor friends. Somalia


46. Wood already touched by fire isn't hard to set alight. Africa


47. Where there is love there is no darkness. Burundi


48. It is better to be loved than feared. Sierra Leone


49. Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly. Congo


50. If there is cause to hate someone, the cause to love has just begun. Africa 

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