Gift of a Cow Tail Switch African Folktale
Gift of a Cow Tail Switch is a true fascinating African folktale.
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.
1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.
2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.
3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.
Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.
Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.
Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.
Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.
Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.