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The Purpose

The African Proverbs Project was designed to promote collection, publication and study of African proverbs with particular attention to their relationship to Christian mission, their role in modern Africa and their significance for a number of academic disciplines. The idea for such a project was stimulated by an announcement in 1992 from the Religion Program of The Pew Charitable Trusts inviting grant applications for "international, interdisciplinary collaborative projects in missiology." This project was one of the first two recipients for that type of grant.

The Committee as Non-experts
The Need
How the Project Addressed the Need
Foundations for Additional Research
Regional Centers for Proverb Registry and Research
Objectives of Regional Centers

The Wisdom of African Proverbs CD-ROM (no longer available)

The resulting African Proverbs CD-ROM was published by GMI. Click here to read more about it.

More Information

For more African proverbs resources, go to the African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories web site at http://www.afriprov.org