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Part 5: On consistency; honesty, openness, plain speaking, reliability
Gba-n-gba l e gbgb; bn b k, ta gbangba l sin s.
Gba-n-gba l ta.
Gba-n-gba lgdgb awo.
Gbogbo wa la fkt san gf; gb t kt fi di ogje, oj-u gbogbo wa ni y e.
17. gdgb;e was the late nineteenth-century j warrior during the internecine Yoruba wars of the period. [Back to text]
18. Cowries were the means of exchange before the arrival of the Europeans. The amounts stated were considerable before the English colonizers imposed their currency and also a conversion rate that drastically devalued people's wealth. [Back to text]