I have decided to try to get back to compiling Sudanese proverbs that I’ve come across. I find these sayings (that exist in every culture) fascinating and provide a small window into the society and how it thinks. They are products of experience and necessity. Elaborate metaphors that draw upon daily life in Sudan, to cleverly convey a message without being too overt.
كرعيه في البحر و فاتح خشمه للمطر
Kira’eaho fi al-bah’ar wa fatih’ khashmoo ll-matar
His feet are in the sea and he opens his mouth for the raindrops
This proverb seeks to convey someone’s greed. Although someone is by the water he still tries to capture every little raindrop. Sudanese often use the word sea to refer to the Nile River.