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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.

Mama Africa Wisdom and Love African Proverbs

African proverbs of wisdom and love of mothers, may the blessings of motherly love flow like a river through your heart forever more.


African Mother and child in Mugunga Rwanda

Every mother leaves her footprints  African-Proverb

A mother is like a kernel, crushed by problems but strong enough to overcome them  African-Proverb

The strength of a mother is in the ears and on the lips. Mali-Proverb

African Mother and child in Mali Africa

Who built the drum knows best what is inside  Burundi-Proverb

Alone a child runs fast, with a mother slow, but together they go far  African-Proverb

If you educate the mother, you have educated the child  Burundi-Proverb

Mama Africa


The eagle does not hunt flies   African-Proverb

A fine cage will not feed the bird   African-Proverb

What is learned in the cradle lasts until the grave  African-Proverb

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today

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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