Title

Finding cultural similarities within the different geographical regions of Africa by studying proverbs.

Poster Number

23

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

The focus of our research project is to develop a better intercultural communication understanding of the uses of proverbs in Africa. Our group has divided the continent into five different regions: North, South, East, West, and Central Africa. Our goal is to find a central theme of the uses of proverbs in Africa by studying the similarities of the social and cultural uses of proverbs in the five regions. Our interest in the study of African proverbs is to increase our intercultural communication awareness by studying the origin and history of the role of proverbs in a cultural so rich in oral tradition. By uncovering the cultural and social characteristics of the uses of African proverbs, we hope to find similarities in its uses throughout Africa.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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Finding cultural similarities within the different geographical regions of Africa by studying proverbs.

Pacific Geosciences Center

The focus of our research project is to develop a better intercultural communication understanding of the uses of proverbs in Africa. Our group has divided the continent into five different regions: North, South, East, West, and Central Africa. Our goal is to find a central theme of the uses of proverbs in Africa by studying the similarities of the social and cultural uses of proverbs in the five regions. Our interest in the study of African proverbs is to increase our intercultural communication awareness by studying the origin and history of the role of proverbs in a cultural so rich in oral tradition. By uncovering the cultural and social characteristics of the uses of African proverbs, we hope to find similarities in its uses throughout Africa.