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Wisdom From Ole Time Jamaican People: Lessons From Jamaican Proverbs Paperback – November 22, 2012
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Veronica Sutherland is a Jamaican, who has lived in Jamaica all her life except for a brief stint studying in the United States of America. Veronica has lived in several areas of Jamaica and of such has been exposed to the varied aspects of Jamaican culture. Her early years were spent at the feet of her maternal grandparents from whom she learnt many things about Jamaican life, including Jamaican proverbs. This book of Jamaican proverbs is a natural outflow of Veronica’s knowledge of and fascination with her beloved homeland.
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The proverbs are short, and cover a broad range of topics from avoiding conflict, to saving money, to measuring others by their character rather than their outward appearance. The action steps made it easy to see how to apply the lesson of each proverb in my life. I highly recommend Wisdom From Ole Time Jamaican People to people interested in learning age-old lessons in a way that is both delightfully unique and uniquely delightful.
Each proverb gives the way it is pronounced in Jamaica, how it translates into English, discusses what the proverb means, and it gives suggestions for carrying out the proverb in one's life.
The proverbs are similar to some common sayings I've heard and proverbs I've never heard before.
If you like reading about other cultures, proverbs and wise sayings, then you will like this book.
It would make a good discussion book for a group studying the book of Proverbs from the Bible using it for a comparison/contrast type of study.