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Interesting quotes about Africa

 

So much has been said about Africa, sometimes even by Africans!  We are only interested in the positive, uplifting or funnier comments which you’ll find here or click on Post Entry to add your content.

Christopher McDougall

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

   

Miriam Makeba

“It is very much the theme for our president, President Thabo Mbeki, whose passion is for us to work together, and for Africans to get up and do things for us.”

   

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The Africans  so much believe and cherishes the attitude of talking in parables , most time these are used to exhibit our culture , for example "He who brings Kola nut brings life" , this actually connotes  the act of hospitality to visitors at  any point in time and reflect the african cultural values.

   

Nike Davies-Okundaye

“In Nigeria, only oil is discovered but good artists aren’t. My aim is to discover artists and to showcase their beautiful work in our country and in Africa as a whole.”“In Nigeria, only oil is discovered but good artists aren’t. My aim is to discover artists and to showcase their beautiful work in our country and in Africa as a whole.”

   

Alek Wek

Alek speaking about Sudan, her home country...

"Don’t just show pictures of starving children. That’s not all there is. I saw people struggling to survive and making it. I saw families holding together. I saw kindness and beauty, not just bombing and death. I heard beautiful stories, but that’s not what the media shows us… It’s a beautiful country and it has an amazing culture and history. If you are going to tell a story, tell the whole story.”

   

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