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Did you know?

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.

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Hausa Fried Black Eyed Beans Cake Recipe

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Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes are known by many different names in Western Africa. Below is a photo of Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes For Sale In Nigeria in 1998. Here is the recipe for our Hausa Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes which makes about 10 small bean cakes. Ingredients 1 can of black-eyed peas (liquid drained) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon red pepper Salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying Directions Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mash well with your lightly oiled hands or a potato masher or add to a food processor and blend until smooth. Form the bean mixture into quarter-sized ball, flatten and fry until are a golden-brown in color. Hausa are the largest ethnic group in Sub-Saharan Africa found chiefly in northwestern Nigeria and adjacent southern Niger with 30% of Hausa people found in the north and northwest regions of Nigeria known as Hausaland. The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam with

Make in a hour Tea Biscuits Recipe

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Tea Biscuits, known as cookies in The United States are eaten throughout the world and African food is a unique fusion of many different cultures. One influence over the centuries is that of European colonialists who colonized Africa from around the 1600’s to the 20th century. Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, is said to have made afternoon teatime a fashionable trend when she complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. Hereafter, a pot of tea and a light snack in the middle of the afternoon became a part of European culture. One very popular light snack is that of the tea biscuit. Make in a hour Tea Biscuits Recipe Ingredients 2 cups bread flour 4 teaspoons baking powder  ½ teaspoon salt  1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening  ¾ cup milk   Directions Sift the dry ingredients together, mix in fat with the tips of fingers, then add the milk a little at a time or cut it in with a knife. The dough should be as soft as can be e

The Missing Education on African Hair

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The Missing Education on African Hair When kinky or Afro-textured hair is washed and not styled, it naturally forms into the coiffeur that is known as the Afro, and it is beautiful. African Hair Art Just as the human body is outfitted and decorated to look sexy, professional or devout, the human hair is a reflection of a person’s outward identity. Hair is looked at as an accompaniment to an outfit; an essential accessory that glams up the whole look. African Hair identity Why Hair Is Important Pay attention to your hair because everyone else does. Hair is considered a person’s crowning glory and when a bad hair day happens upon them, some believe they are unattractive and ugly. For centuries, African hair was treated as an artist’s canvas.  Unique African hairstyles were a fashion and status statement for women and men. Hair's the thing that makes a person unique. Ancient African Hairstyle Art One of the most famous and talented photographers of Nigerian Hairstyles, Johnso

Traditional Recipe for Eggplant Fritters

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Popular in Central and West Africa, eggplant fruit and leaves can be fried, grilled, stuffed, roasted, and cooked in soups and stews. Eggplants and garden eggs in some regions of Africa are a vegetable grown in the subtropics and tropics. The name eggplant originates from the shape of the fruit. Eggplant has chemicals that can cause digestive upset if eaten raw, so is frequently cooked. The leaves and fruits of eggplants are eaten boiled, steamed, pickled, or in soups and stews with eggplant leaves, other vegetables or meats. The Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria traditionally welcome visitors into their homes by offering the fruits customarily along with kola-nuts and seeds of alligator pepper. Traditional Recipe for Eggplant Fritters Ingredients and Directions 1. Boil your desired amount of eggplants in salted water mixed with a little lemon juice. 2. When tender, skin, drain and mash the eggplant. 3. For every cup of pulp, add one-half cup full of flour, two well-beat

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

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.

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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.

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