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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.

Zulu People African Basket Weaving Art

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African Basket Weaving. Zulu people Ilala Palm basket weaving is an ancient, exacting, time-consuming process. Traditional Zulu Ilala Palm basket weaving technique styles are Imbenge, Isichumo, Isiquabetho and Ukhamba.   Zulu People African Basket Weaving Art All About Original Zulu People African Basket Weaving Art Ukhamba African Zulu basket As with most aspects of African culture , the specifics of basket weaving and the woven baskets themselves embody spiritual as well as aesthetic and practical qualities. Although basketry materials, techniques, and uses have varied among tribal cultures and have changed over time, baskets are the oldest handmade vessels used by African peoples and one of the most ancient of art forms.  Although basket making has become obsolete in some tribes with the passage of time, nearly every indigenous group throughout Africa has utilized basketry at some point: whether for food preparation and

Good Will Grow From Good

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Good Will Grow From Good Good will grow from good. Thinking good thoughts creates good outcomes; this is a basic law of attraction: positive thoughts create positive results. "If good is sown, then good will grow; if bad is sown, then bad will grow, good or bad in the end will show." More good will grow from good proverbs. Without sleep, there is no dream; without discourse, there is no proverb. Proverbs are children of experience. Proverbs are the wisdom of the home. A wise man who knows proverbs reconciles difficulties. He who does not listen to the proverb remains begging for help. Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught, some fly away.

Veggie Stew Recipe and Home Veggie Garden Ideas

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Veggie Stew Recipe and Home Veggie Garden Ideas Growing your own fresh organic vegetables is gratifying and easy because you do not need a green thumb to start, grow and maintain your soil and garden plants. If you are ready to grow your first vegetable garden start with this article to show you the steps to take when starting a vegetable garden and how to cook and naturally dry your fresh veggies. Home vegetable gardens come in all shapes and sizes in Africa where there is a great deal of diversity in vegetables on the African continent. For many internally displaced Africans with access to land and water in internally displaced camps, planting a garden means growing vegetables and supplementing what is often an insufficient wage.  An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who is forced to flee his or her home due to armed conflict, generalized violence, violations of human rights, natural or human-made disasters but remain within his or her country's borders. Home gardeni

Akh Personality of the Soul in Egyptian Mythology

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The Akh is the character of the spirit of a deceased person or the personality of the soul. Following the death of the Khat or physical body, the Ba and Ka were reunited to reanimate the Akh. Akh Personality of the Soul in Egyptian Mythology The Ancient Egyptians believed the Akh was part of a person’s vital force, and when a person died, it was believed that their Akh acquired mystic power. The Egyptians thought the Akh was a radiant light, something like a star. When a person died, their Akh made a seat in heaven, among the stars of heaven. The nature of the Akh changed over time; in Egyptian Mythology, the Akh is represented by the ibis bird. The Ancient Egyptians believed the soul had three principal parts, the ka, the ba, and the Akh. Ancient Egyptians believed that death occurs when a person's ka leaves the body. Ceremonies conducted by priests after death, including opening the mouth of the deceased to release a Ba's attachment to the body. Opening the mouth allowe

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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