An English Translation of Ilu Igbo: The Book of Igbo Proverbs
A draft English translation of F.C Ogbalu’s Ilu Igbo: The Book of Proverbs by F.C Ogbalu,by Frances W. Pritchett.
Includes annotated and compiled list of books containing Igbo proverbs by Frances W. Pritchett.
"In learning about a language one also learns about the culture that produced it--the beliefs, traditions, habits, attitudes, ways of making a living, interpretations of natural surroundings, ideas about marriage, children, etc. I discovered that my Eurocentric education had left me sadly ignorant about Africa, so I began to educate myself by reading books by African writers. "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe, had a great impact on me.I developed a desire to see for myself this milieu that was clearly so different from my own."