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Gift of a Cow Tail Switch African Folktale

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Gift of a Cow Tail Switch is a true fascinating African folktale. 


Gift of a Cow Tail Switch African Folktale

A great warrior did not return from the hunt. His family gave him up for dead, all except his youngest child who each day would ask, "Where is my father? Where is my father?"

The child's older brothers, who were magicians, finally went forth to find him. They came upon his broken spear and a pile of bones


The first son assembled the bones into a skeleton; the second son put flesh upon the bones; the third son breathed life into the flesh.

The warrior arose and walked into the village where there was great celebration. He said, "I will give a fine gift to the one who has brought me back to life."

Each one of his sons cried out, "Give it to me, for I have done the most."

"I will give the gift to my youngest child," said the warrior. "For it is this child who saved my life. A man is never truly dead until he is forgotten!"




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Mungongo Fruit Sweet Porridge Cereal

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Mungongo Fruit Sweet Porridge Cereal Recipe
It would be hard to find a simpler recipe tocreate than Africa Mungongo fruit sweet porridge cereal to satisfy your hunger. The African native Mundalama or Mungongo tree produces an egg-shaped fuzzy fruit in parts of Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe between March and May. The Schinziophyton rautanenii or Mungongo tree is important to sub-Saharan Africa due to its extreme drought tolerance once established.
Some believe it is not the fruit, but the Mungongo tree’s seed that it is valued. Mungongo tree’s fruit seed does produce rich edible and therapeutic oil. 

However, the fruit is used in all manner of African cooking from soup and stews, sweet porridge, dips, and relishes. The fruit tastes like plum and can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked. Mungongo fruit sweet porridge cereal is an inexpensive and delicious African breakfast meal to make. 

Mungongo Fruit S…