Earlier this week, April 10, was National Siblings Day. It’s one of those low-key celebrations, but those with siblings or friends who are like siblings would agree that siblings deserve to be celebrated with all the pomp, fuss and love.
To mark the day here are our top 7 African proverbs about siblings – so eloquently written, we couldn’t have said it better. They are in no order of preference. If they were, which would be your top 3?
A belated Happy Siblings Day to all MOCCA Mums who are like sisters and honorary MOCCA Mums who are like brothers!
- Only someone else can scratch your back. ~ Kenyan Proverb
- One camel does not make fun of the other camel’s hump. ~ Ghanaian Proverb
- The house of a person we love is never far. – Kenya (Kikuyu)
- The quarrel of lovers (siblings) is the renewal of love. – Morocco
- When brothers fight to the death, a stranger inherits their father’s estate. – Ibo (Nigeria)
- Rain does not fall on one roof alone. ~ Cameroonian Proverb
- BONUS – When your sister does your hair, you do not need a mirror. ~African Proverb
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