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About the author:
Veronica Sutherland is a Jamaican, who has lived in Jamaica all her life except for a brief stint studying in the United States of America. Veronica has lived in several areas of Jamaica and of such has been exposed to the varied aspects of Jamaican culture.
Her early years were spent at the feet of her maternal grandparents from whom she learnt many things about Jamaican life, including Jamaican proverbs.
This book of Jamaican proverbs is a natural outflow of Veronica's knowledge of and fascination with her beloved homeland.
Wisdom From Ole Time Jamaican People
Lessons From Jamaican Proverbs
Veronica V. Sutherland M.Ed.
Older Jamaicans will recall their parents or older persons saying; "ole time people use to sey ..." You would stop whatever you were doing as you knew that it would be followed by a proverb which was meant for you to stop your activity and to teach you a lesson you should not forget.
The proverbs are written in the Jamaican language. All pronunciations are phonetic. An English translation is done as precisely as possible, followed by the meaning of the proverb.
Veronica has attempted to give a brief insight into the lessons that may be learnt from these proverbs. She completes each with an action step you can take to cement these lessons in your lives.
- Publication Date:
- 1481067397 / 9781481067393
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.06" x 7.81"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Travel / Caribbean & West Indies