African Proverbs in African Literature

A Critical Resourcebase


SEYCHELLES [Capital City: Victoria]


1. If the stomachache were in the foot, one would go lame.

2. The opportunity that God sends does not wake up him who is asleep.

3. If a little tree grows in the shade of a larger tree, it will die small.

4. A cow must graze where she is tied.

5. The sweet rice is eaten quickly.

6. An elephant’s head is no load for a child.

7. If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building, or do you change the nail?

8. When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.

9. The monkey leaps only as far as it can reach.

10. A well-fed old lion is better than a hungry young one.

11. A pygmy’s shadow is greater with the setting sun.

12. A dog that lives on the bank of a brook never tires of lapping the water.

13. He who looks for honey must have the courage to face the bees.


The following links will take you to sources that have some important information on Seychelles:

Victoria Harbor

Image via Wikipedia


One thought on “Seychelles

  1. – Set thoroughly cooked chicken aside. Pizza crust, bread, pancakes, and any food
    that contain sugar should be taken out and erased from the list of foods one can eat.
    The Paleo Gluten Free Diet has many health claims.

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