This scene of village life was painted on the wall of a northern coastal town in Mauritania. Andrew Watson/Getty Images/AWL Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Watson/Getty Images/AWL Images Goats and Soda It Takes A Village To Determine The Origins Of An African Proverb July 30, 2016 Hillary Clinton mentioned the "village" saying. Cory Booker warned of the dangers of going it alone. Are these really African proverbs, as the speakers claim? We ask the experts.