A matrix is a foundation upon which something is created. It is also a framework or structure that a construction can be based upon. The matrix is a guide. The question is what are the ideas and principles that African culture and society has been based on from time immemorial? In terms of African society and civilization the matrix is proverbial wisdom teachings. African proverbial wisdom teachings are aphorisms that may be found from ancient to modern times that contain a uniquely African perspective on life, social organization and spiritual existence that has been refined and encapsulated over generations. African proverbial wisdom teachings contain the guiding principles that were used by ancient African societies and which can still be found in use throughout Africa for the transference of wisdom containing a code for the architecture of a well ordered society and also for personal material and spiritual fulfillment. This volume is dedicated to outlining those principles embedded in African Proverbial Wisdom teachings for those who want to recapture the innate African acumen for creating political and