Africa Day: African Parents in A Meme

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May 25 marked the 54th annual Africa Day. It was first held in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia when 32 countries formed the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU).

 

The OAU’s original mission was to bring freedom to African countries that were still under colonial rule in the 60s, defend their sovereignty, uphold human rights and restore the dignity of the African people.

Nowadays many Africans are at pains to figure out what this cross-continental holiday means. Most people celebrate it by sharing different aspects of their culture, food and diversity.

We found our unifying factor in a series of memes tagged #AfricanParentsinAMeme. We might be from different countries but it seems our parents read from the same script.

 

These were some of our favourites.

 

Africa Day

 

If you pick up one end of the stick you also pick up the other. — Ethiopian proverb

 

Africa Day

 

Africa Day

 

The child you sired hasn’t sired you. — Somali proverb

 

 

 

 

Africa Day

 

 

Nobody is born wise. ~ African proverb 

 

 

 

Africa Day

 

 

Africa Day

 

 

Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth. — Yoruba proverb

 

 

Africa Day

 

 

Africa Day

 

 

A child is a child of everyone. — Sudanese proverb

 

 

Africa Day

 

 

Africa Day

 

 

 A flea can trouble a lion more than a lion can trouble a flea. — Kenyan proverb

 

 

Africa Day

 

The death of an elderly man is like a burning library. — Ivorian proverb

 

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  1. michelle says:

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha….that remote meme has killed me! Oh my damn!

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