Proverbe Yoruba sur l’importance des ancêtres / Yoruba Proverb on the Importance of Ancestors

Manuscript of Timbuktu (Source: Google Arts and Culture)

Si nous nous tenons debout, c’est parce que nous nous tenons sur le dos de ceux qui nous ont précédés (proverbe Yoruba – Nigeria, Benin).

If we stand tall it is because we stand on the backs of those who came before us (Yoruba proverb – Nigeria, Benin).

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