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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

How Tribal Marks Came To Be Used African Folktale

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How tribal marks came to be used is a priceless African folktale.  African folktale How tribal marks came to be used 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. How Tribal Marks Came To Be Used African Folktale How Tribal Marks Came To Be Used A King named Sango sent two slaves to a distant country on an important mission. In due course they returned, and he found that one slave had achieved successfully what he had been sent to do, while the other had accomplished nothing. The King therefore rewarded the first with high honors, and commanded the second to receive a hundred and twenty-two razor cuts all over his body. This was a severe punishment, but when the scars healed, they gave to the slave a very remarkable appearance, which greatly took the fancy of the King’s wives. Sango therefore decided that cuts should in future be given, not as p

If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain

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Paying the Piper African Proverb Paying the Piper African Proverb If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain is an African Proverb. The African culture expresses wisdom in an interesting way through proverbs. If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain   - African Proverb More quotes and wise sayings about paying the piper With lies, you may get ahead in the world — but you can never go back. There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience. Your life may be the only Bible some people read. Before you begin on the journey of revenge, dig two graves. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Who lies for you will lie against you.

Story of the Hero Makoma African Folktale

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African myth of the Hero. Makoma is a brilliant African folktale legend about the giant Hero Makoma who would find no rest until he fought against five powerful giants.  African folktales are stories forming part of an oral storytelling tradition shaped by the tongues of African elders passed down from one generation to the next.   African myth  of Hero Makoma African Folktale Once upon a time, at the town of Senna on the banks of the African river the Zambezi, was born a child.  He was not like other children, for he was very tall and strong; over his shoulder he carried a big sack, and in his hand an iron hammer. He could also speak like a grown man, but usually he was very silent.    One day his mother said to him: 'My child, by what name shall we know you?' And he answered: 'Call all the head men of Senna here to the river's bank.' And his mother called the head men of the town, and when they had come he led them down to a deep black pool in the ri

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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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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