By Annetta Miller,Joanne Veal Gabbin,Christiana Chinwe Okechukwu,Betty Press,Alison Nordström

I Am simply because We Are gains a hundred twenty five black and white photos through Betty Press taken in every single place East and West Africa given that 1987, mixed with similar African proverbs compiled through Annetta Miller, an American born in Tanzania.

The booklet highlights the significance of proverbs in teaching individuals of African societies on easy methods to imagine, tips on how to behave, and the way to have a greater existence. Press took those photos with the objective of creating an important academic and creative contribution to the appreciation and figuring out of African tradition and society in addition to our own.

The pictures of everyday life care for wisdom, cooperation, love, good looks, friendship, wish, humor, sorrow, happiness, gratitude, dance, culture, religion, peace, warfare, loss of life, and human relationships. those are an identical subject matters present in African proverbial language. therefore got here the typical inspiration of coupling photos with proverbs. jointly they give a robust expression of African lifestyles and the universality of human feelings, rules, and knowledge.

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