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Why the Male Robin has a Red Breast African Folktale

Why the Male Robin has a Red Breast African Folktale
Why the Male Robin has a Red Breast African Folktale

Cutest African Folktale Ever
The robin is a small bird with red around its mouth and red on its breast. The female has no red on her the breast, and the following African is the folktale legend explains why—

One day the Robin and his wife found that they had no red camwood powder to make themselves beautiful, so the husband prepared for a journey to the market to buy some. He was a long time on the road, but at last reached the market only to find that all the red camwood had been sold. He tried one trader after another with no success, for all had sold out, but one finally said, "I have none to sell, but I can give you a small piece, enough for yourself."
The kind trader gave Robin a small piece, and to protect the red camwood from the sun, the Robin put it in his mouth, as he wanted to take it safely home to his wife. But, as he traveled the red camwood melted dripping out…

Sierra Leone Fried Banana Rice Dumplings

Sierra Leone Fried Banana Rice Dumplings
Easy Sierra Leone Recipe

The Kambia District in North Sierra Leone is considered the main rice bowl of the country with its large farms, widespread mangrove swamps and large river creeks.
Rice is the country's staple yet most of the rice Sierra Leone eats is imported from Asia. Sierra Leone’s traditional rice dishes are cooked simply in salted water or ground into flour, served with fish, meat and vegetable dishes.

Sierra Leone Fried Banana Rice Dumplings

Ingredients 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed 1 1/4 cup rice flour 1/2 cup white sugar Water as needed 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Oil for frying

Directions Heat 2 inches oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Mash the bananas into a paste in a bowl. Alternate adding rice flour and a little water to make a stiff batter. Stir in the sugar. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, dumplings will float to the top when done. Drain on kitchen paper to r…

Write your name using the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Alphabet

Write your name using the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Alphabet
What do the hieroglyphics symbols mean and how to write using the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Alphabet.



Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Alphabet
What are Hieroglyphics?

Hieroglyphics are characters in which symbols represent objects and ideas. Hieroglyphics can be pictures of living creatures such as an owl, objects used in daily life such as a basket or symbols such as lasso.
Most of the pictures stand for the object they represent, but usually, they stand for sounds. You cannot exactly match the American English alphabet to hieroglyphics, because they are two very different languages, but historians have come up with a simplified translation of our letters and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

What do the hieroglyphics symbols mean?
A an Egyptian vulture B a foot C a basket with handle D a hand E a reed F a horned viper (an Egyptian snake) G a jar-stand H a reed shelter I a reed J a cobra K the basket with the handle again (because hard 'C' is like …

Red, Black and Green, Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon

History of the Red, Black and Green Pan-African Flag
Interesting History of the Red, Black and Green Pan-African Flag

The Pan-African flag or Black Liberation Flag is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands colored red, black and green. The three colors on the Pan-African flag represent red for the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation, black for the people of Black African ancestry and green for the abundant natural wealth of Africa.

Jamaican political leader Marcus Garvey was a founding member and former president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) created the Pan-African flag in 1920 in response to the 1900 song "Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon." The song was written by Will A. Heelan and J. Fred Helf was very popular in the United States and Britain.


A 1921 report appearing in the Africa Times and Orient Review, Marcus Garvey stated on the importance of the flag…

Walnut Oil Natural Hair Detangler Spray

Homemade Natural Hair Detangler
Are there tears over tangles in your natural? Here is a homemade hair detangler recipe that is economical and easy to make. 
Walnut oil natural hair detangler spray will combat a head full of natural hair knots and tangles. Walnut oil fills in the pores of dry or damaged hair, making it softer, more pliable, and less likely to tangle.
Walnut Oil Natural Hair Detangler Spray
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons walnut oil 1 cup purified water 5 drops of lavender essential oil Spray bottle
Directions:
Add all ingredients to your spray bottle, shake well until all the ingredients are well combined. Spray it on your wet hair and use a wide toothcomb to detangle your hair.

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African Clothing Facts

African Kente clothing culture has reached celebrity status
African Kente clothing culture has reached celebrity status


Article Topics
Modern Kente, African clothing, Khat, Effect, Traditional Kente Cloth
The number one African clothing facts explain Kente cloth. Kente Cloth (Ken-Tay) is one of the most famous African textile designs. Kente is a colorful Ghanaian traditional fabric that is worn mostly on important occasions and celebrations.

African clothing culture has reached celebrity status. Africa, particularly in the areas of dance, music and the fine arts has influenced cultures around the world for two millennia. African people are creative having a long history of unique cultural elegance valued around the world over.  

The fact is making and trading of African cloth have been vital elements in African culture. The first colorful kente cloth was worn by Otumfuo Nana Prempeh I, a former Ashanti king.


Through cloth, we can understand not only Africa’s history but also its engageme…

When is Autumn Weather in South Africa

About the Causes of Seasons and Weather in Africa

Weather in Africa Weather temperatures vary greatly throughout the continent of Africa and each country has unique climatic weather conditions. In the southern hemisphere of Africa, seasons are opposite to those of Europe and North America. When is Autumn Weather in South Africa
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
10-26-2016


About the Causes of Seasons and Weather in Africa

Autumn in Africa just like any other place around the world, it is a season between summer and winter where the temperatures gradually decrease, please fall from the trees and animals begin that preparation for winter. Southern Africa is located in the southern hemisphere. The Southern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is south of the Equator and about 60% of Africa lies in the Southern Hemisphere.

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, ESwatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zam…

Burdens of Women Collecting Firewood in Africa

Burdens of Women Collecting Firewood in Africa




Collecting Firewood in Africa Throughout Africa, women and girls walk for hours a day in the hope of finding a few branches or roots to use as firewood; to avoid the midday sun, many leave their homes before sunrise.

Burdens of Women Collecting Firewood in Africa
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
10-25-2016


Dangers of women collecting firewood in Africa range from spinal and pelvic injuries to sexual assault, rape, and harassment.

Almost all African countries still rely on wood to meet basic energy needs, in fact over 80% of the energy supply in African countries comes from wood. In these countries, woodfuels not only are vital to the nutrition of rural and urban households but are also often essential in food processing industries for baking, brewing, smoking, curing and electricity production.



The World Health Organization states that “Over 98,000 Nigerian women die annually from the use of firewood. If a woman c…



African proverb friendship quote to live by

<br><br>African proverb friendship quote to live by
Peace and love to your mind body and soul today