A tuoro omara, o mara, a turo ofeke, o fenye ishi n’ohia.

If you tell a wise one, he understands; tell a dunce, he runs into the bush.

– Ibo proverb translated by M.O. Ene

When a handshake goes beyond the elbow, we know it has turned to another thing.

– Ibo proverb from Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe


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