Selected African Proverbs: From the Igbo People of Eastern Nigeria

ABOUT Uzoma Azuonye

Uzoma Azuonye
Uzoma Azuonye is an architect, poet and writer. Author of Diana Valedictory, a collection of poems in honor of the princess of Wales. Go Tell Biafra, his Nigeria civil war memoirs and Shades Of Passion, an anthology of love poems. He lives in Kaduna, Nigeria.


Proverbs are used frequently by Igbo people in their conversation to make points with very few words. This collection is best described as urban proverbs since most of them will find application in everyday activities of the modern urban man.