Book on Vincentian proverbs published
A book which seeks to keep popular Vincentian expressions alive will hit the market this Christmas season.
Titled â401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs: Amazing Expressions to Guide Youâ, the book is authored by Vincentian school teacher, Nigel Morgan, who is celebrating 40 years in his chosen profession.
Morgan attributes the influence to publish the book to his vast experiences and interactions. He has actively taught children and adults to translate the spoken language and written expressions to standard English.
To obtain data for the book, Morgan also conducted research that required visiting different communities in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).
âThe bookâs insightfulness gives us a deeper sense of who we are as humans,â says Morgan, who is also popularly known as âTeacherâ.
âIt highlights and challenges global ignorance, injustice, oppression, corruption, immorality and hate. It offers hope again for people to love, care, help and serve each other to fulfill our destiny.â
Some of the popular expressions included in the book are: âWhey horse reach, donkey go reachâ; âTek time kill ants yo go fine âe gutâ; âWhey yo ketch yo coleâ go blow yo noseâ; and âWoâ ah joke fu school pickney ah det fu crapo.â
âTeacherâ Morgan is aware that not all of the popular Vincentian expressions are in his soon to be released book, but sees this publication as the first in a series on Vincentian and Caribbean Proverbs and Idioms. (VCPI)
The book, â401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs: Amazing Expressions to Guide Youâ, will be officially launched on November 30, at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown. It would be launched by the governing body, Morgansâ Institute for Learning and Development (MILAD), a registered Vincentian based company, celebrating its 25 years of existence.
The book, published by West Bow Press, a branch of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, will be available at West Bow Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble: Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781973605621; Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781973605614: E-Book | 158 pages | ISBN 9781973605607