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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

African authors who won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Nobel Prize for Literature The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 109 times to 113 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2016, four were African authors. Nobel Prize for Literature Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture A person or organization awarded the Nobel Prize is called Nobel Laureate. The word "laureate" refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honor. ✒ African authors who have won the Nobel Prize for Literature Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka, African authors who won the Nobel Prize for Literature   Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka   Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka (Wole Soyinka) from Nigeria writing in English in 1986 in the genres of drama, novel, and poetry. He says he uses the myths as "the aesthetic matrix" for his writing. Soyinka the first person and only black African from Africa to be awar

Homemade Eight Spices Curry Powder Recipe

Homemade curry powder spice recipe, fragrant eight-spice curry powder adds a unique flavor soups, stews, sauces, rice, and vegetable dishes. Homemade Eight Spice Curry Powder Recipe Homemade Eight Spices Curry Powder Recipe Ingredients 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon ground caraway 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes 6 teaspoons of ground turmeric 1 teaspoon of ground cloves 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom Directions Mix well in an airtight container and store in a cool dry place, do not refrigerate. Did you know? If a recipe calls for the spice garam masala you can substitute curry powder. Pepper Water stew is a healthy African dinner recipe using curry powder.

Anansi Short African Story for Kids

Anansi Short African Story for Kids. About Anansi. Anansi African folktale is a story forming part of an oral storytelling tradition shaped by the tongues of African elders passed down from one generation to the next. Folktales reflect the morals, superstitions, and customs of the African people. Anansi is a tricky spider who gets into all sorts of trouble. The word Anansi is Akan simply meaning spider. Anansi is an exceedingly popular folktale character whose stories are told and retold in West Africa and Jamaica. The Anansi tales are believed to have originated by the Ashanti people of Ghana. In the southern United States of America, Anansi's name evolved into the beloved Aunt Nancy stories. Anansi and the Old Lady’s Field Story. One day there was an old lady work a very nice field on a rock, And an old-witch boy is the watchman. And one day Anansi heard about the old-witch boy, And Anansi sends And invites him to his yard. And when the old-witch boy come, Anansi asks him

What is Négritude?

Negritude Négritude is a consciousness of and pride in the cultural and physical aspects of the African heritage. Négritude is the state or condition of being black. What is Négritude Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Negritude, who am I? Léopold Senghor was one of the three founders of Négritude, with Aimé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas. A Milestone in African literature the groundbreaking book 'The New Negro and Malagasy Poetry' or 'De la nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache' was written in 1948 by Léopold Sédar Senghor. Elected in 1960, Senghor was the first president of Senegal, a poet, and cultural truth-seeker. The impact of “The new Negro and Malagasy Poetry” is unrivaled establishing Senghor as the father of French African literature. Négritude is a term used to describe that which is unique about the African culture as found on the continent of Africa and in the African diaspora. In the 1930's as a rejection of French colonia

Sierra Leone Classical Music Composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor

Classical Music of Africa The Most Famous African Classical Music Composer is Sierra Leone Samuel Coleridge Taylor. Little Known Facts About Sierra Leone Samuel Coleridge Taylor African Classical Music Phenom Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Sierra Leone Samuel Coleridge Taylor Most  Famous Classical Music Composition is the Song of Hiawatha Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 1875-1912 was born in Croydon, the son of a white English mother and a father from Sierra Leone. As a violin scholar at the Royal College of Music, he was taught composition under Charles Villiers Stanford and soon developed a reputation as a composer, with Edward Elgar recommending him to the Three Choirs festival in 1896. By the time he died of pneumonia aged only 37 he had already toured America three times and performed for Theodore Roosevelt at the White House. At the age of five Samuel began playing the violin and joined the choir of a Presbyterian church in Croydon, where H.A. Walter

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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