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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.

Sour Fish Soup African Food Recipe

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Sour Fish Soup African Food Recipe A roadside market in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone is a small coastal African country where fishing is a way of life and Sour Fish Soup African Food Recipe is one of Africa's favorite recipes. African Fish Soup Recipe As such fish is an important representing almost 70 percent of the animal protein consumed in Sierra Leone. The herb sorrel or sour grows wild in Sierra Leone. The leaves of the sorrel plant are the part used in recipes throughout Sierra Leone.  Because of its pungent flavor, sorrel is often combined with fish; blanch the sorrel leaves before cooking if they taste too sharp.  Sierra Leone Fish Sour Soup is an easy one-pot recipe to make ahead or on a weeknight.  Sierra Leone Fish Sour Soup Sierra Leone  Fish Sour Soup African Food Recipe Ingredients: 1 handful fresh sorrel leaves, chopped 4 ounces any smoked fish Peppers to taste 2 cups water Directions: In a large pot with water boil the sorre

Sudanese Aseeda Honey Dessert Recipe

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Learn to make aseeda (asida) simple honey dessert recipe In Southern South Sudan, Aseeda is a giant doughy dumpling dish made with three simple ingredients; flour, water, and salt topped with melted butter and honey. Sudanese Aseeda Honey Dessert Recipe Sudanese Aseeda Honey Dessert Recipe Ingredients 3 cups whole-wheat flour 2-3 cups cold water 1 teaspoon sea salt Aseeda Topping ½ cup melted butter ½ cup honey Directions In a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt and cold water mixing well with a bread hook attachment. You can also mix by hand. Mix until flour and water and fully incorporated. In a large pot over medium heat, add dough and an additional 1 cup of water and stir well until dough is warm, smooth and firm to the touch 10-15 minutes. There should be no lumps since you used cold water and not hot at the start of the recipe. Slightly grease a serving plate and place the dough in the middle of the plate formin

How the Mouse Won His Wife African Folktale

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Marriage Story. How the Mouse Won His Wife African Folktale tells the story of how Mr. Mouse won Mrs. Mouse hand in marriage with courage, intelligence, and persistence. How the Mouse Won His Wife African Folktale Love, so many people use your name in vein but not Mr. Mouse in this beautiful African folktale. How the Mouse Won His Wife African Folktale Years passed, and when the father was dying, he told his wife that only he who felled the mahogany tree could marry his daughter. By and by, an Elephant arrived, and, sitting down in the town, asked the girl for a drink of water. She poured him some water and gave it to him, and he then asked her, "Are you married?" and she replied, "No, I am not yet married." The Elephant said, "I will marry you ." Whereupon the mother called out, "You can marry her; but you must first cut down the mahogany tree." The Elephant took an axe and cut, cut, cut until he was tired, and then went and rest

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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