African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

I got work to do pics of Africa

Working to Live, Living to Work
Working to Live, Living to Work, Photos tell a story about Africa.
A hand that's dirty with honest labor is fit to shake with a King.

I got work to do pics of Africa

Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture


Kameru preparing a meal for her family in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon .



A villager hollows out a canoe with an adze. The canoe is hollowed next to the water to test the buoyancy. By periodically launching the boat the canoe-builder can judge where it is best to remove material for an even-keel. The shape of the canoe gives stability and permits propulsion.



Woman carrying cassava, Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Woman carrying cassava, Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo.


Ugwono Pauline plants Gnetum (okok) in the village of Minwoho, Lekié, Center Region, Cameroon.
Ugwono Pauline plants Gnetum (okok) in the village of Minwoho, Lekié, Center Region, Cameroon.


Jean Mombombi Nyangue a fisherman on the Congo River, Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.


Son of the soil, a small family farmer working harvesting grapes.
Son of the soil, a small family farmer working harvesting grapes.


Madou (foreground) a 14 year old farmer and Zakari a 23 year old farmer are making bricks to sell, Sibi village, Burkina Faso.


A charcoal maker in Nyimba district, Zambia, holds up a piece of charcoal.


Gold mining in Tamiougou just south of Kongoussi. A gold miner pans the crushed ore to find gold. Burkina Faso.


Words to remember about about honest labor


Words to remember about about honest labor

Promise little and do much.

Words are mere bubbles of water; deeds are drops of gold.

A hand that's dirty with honest labor is fit to shake with a King.


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