How the Netflix Series “King of Boys” Teaches Us to Use African Proverbs

Tammy Peterside
3 min readSep 19, 2021
Cover Image of King of Boys — The Return of the King
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Proverbs have always been an integral part of African Literature, offering a glimpse of a culture's ways and thought processes. I imagine the griots of old, peppering oral tradition with proverbs in a bid to cause introspection. These proverbs have carried on generations later and show up in other ways outside of oral tradition. The original intent, however, has been…

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Tammy Peterside

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