On the Origin of Certain Quotable ‘African Proverbs’

Saw an unattributed quote and was curious about it. Second hit in my google bubble is a discussion of the gross “Noble Savage” type of attribution that is “~African Proverb”

What the heck would it mean to say “European Proverb”? Which of the numerous cultural traditions are we talking about? Europe is a little more than half the population and a third the land area of Africa.

On the Origin of Certain Quotable ‘African Proverbs’

Today, I was reading a column by Alana Massey at the Cut; its subject was loneliness, and it mentioned an “African proverb” in passing as such:

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