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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

South African Indian Recipe

Vegetable Indian Recipe
South African Indian Vegetable Recipe
Made with fragrant spices and filled with flavor this South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe will please everyone.

South African Indian recipe Shimla mirch ki sabzi is a timeless Indian recipe made of green peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and eight spices. This simple South African Indian curry food recipe is a staple dish in many Durban South African Indian homes.

South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe

Ingredients 3 large green bell peppers, sliced fine 2 large potatoes, cooked and cubed 1 large onion, chopped 1 large tomato, diced 10 fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 tablespoon garlic paste 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes or to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup water

Directions Over medium high heat, add oil into a large frying pan, sauté onions, tomatoes, ginger, coriander leaves and garlic, together wit…

Love African Proverbs

Love African Proverbs Love African Proverbs

Love African Proverbs Love African proverbs translated into French, Creole, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese. Love African proverbs teach love is a variety of different feelings that each benefit from the relationship.

Love African ProverbsLaughter is exterior, but love is in the heart.
He who loves you, loves you with your dirt.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Love attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.
Love and smoke are two things that cannot be concealed.
Love has its reasons, which reasons it does not know.
Do not throw your hook where there are no fish.
Shelter your candle and it will give you light.
A woman who lost her rival has no sorrow.
If you love honey, fear not the bees.
Aimez les proverbes africains
Le rire est extérieur, mais l'amour est dans le cœur.
Celui qui vous aime, vous aime avec votre saleté.
Là où il y a de l'amour, il n'y a pas d'obscurité.
L'amour attire le bonheur; ça rapproch…

Sunscreen Lotion for African Skin

Sunscreen Lotion for African Skin
Ingceke Sunscreen Lotion for African Skin

Ever wonder why the Xhosa people of Africa smear their faces white?

Sunscreen Lotion for African Skin

Why do the South African Xhosa people of smear their faces white? The white creamy sunscreen lotion for African skin is called ingceke and it is used as a sunscreen and skin ointment for protection and healing. 

The special sunscreen lotion for African skin made by the South African Xhosa tribe may look like paint for a traditional dance performance but it is simply sunscreen. Sunscreen lotion for African skin is essential in the extreme South Africa sun.

The reason why the Xhosa people smear their faces white is for sunscreen against the African sun. The Xhosa traditionally make ingceke cream which is a mixture of water and clay to protect themselves from the burning rays of the sun and used as skin ointment to treat rashes and eczema.

The popular ingceke cream is made from the fruit of the sausage tree. Th…

Bird King of Africa African Folklore

Bird King of Africa African Folklore
Short African Folklore Story Bird King of Africa African Folklore tells the story of the first and only meeting of African birds to choose their king.
The birds of Africa wanted a king. Men have a king, so have animals, and why shouldn't they? All had assembled to choose a bird king to rule all of Africa.
"The Ostrich, because he is the largest bid in Africa," one called out.
They replied "No, he can't fly."
"Eagle, on account of his strength."
They replied "Not he, he cannot sing."
"Vulture, because he can fly the highest."
They replied "No, Vulture is too dirty, his odor is terrible."
"Peacock, he is so beautiful."
They replied "His feet are too ugly, and also his voice."
"Owl, because he can see well."
They replied "Not Owl, he is scared of the light."
And so they got no further. Then one shouted aloud, "He who can fly the highest will be kin…

Explanation of Urbanized Food in Africa

Explanation of Urbanized Food in Africa. How urbanized food and urbanization affects African farmers and ranchers? In regards to agriculture Africa’s rate of urbanization is the fastest in the world that can lead to increased inequality, poverty, and the explosion of slums and urbanized food.

Explanation of Urbanized Food in Africa.

The lack of infrastructure in rural areas presents a major obstacle since without rural farmers, and communities, there is no food system. Increasing demand for food, and shrinking farming sector African diets are moving away from traditional staple crops to processed foods. As growth booms in African countries, urbanized food and Western food companies are aggressively expanding in Africa. Africa’s rate of urbanization is the fastest in the world, along with urbanization comes urbanized food.

The world has urbanized rapidly in the past 60 years. In 1960, about 22 percent of its population, or 460 million people, lived in cities and towns, and the vast …

Growing and Smoking Weed in Africa

Growing and Smoking Weed in Africa
Growing and Smoking Weed in Africa

Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the world and in Africa, it is big business. Current legislation in 2018 still prohibits the cultivation, possession and sell cannabis in South Africa.The 2017 ruling that a person can grow and use medical cannabis in their own home has not yet come into effect, and therefore cannabis is still illegal in South Africa. 

However, not all African countries are following South Africa’s criminalization of weed. Zimbabwe in May 2018 legalized growing marijuana for medicinal and research purposes and is the second African country to do so, Lesotho became the African continent's first country to offer legal licenses to grow marijuana. Ghanaians are heavy consumers of marijuana, which is prohibited but widely tolerated.

The highest levels of weed or cannabis production in the world take place on the African continent. Approximately, 25 percent of the global growing and manufacturin…

Nelson Mandela African Wise Proverbs and Motivating Quotes

Nelson Mandela African Wise Proverbs and Motivating Quotes
Nelson Mandela African Wise Proverbs and Motivating Quotes

Quotes by Nelson Mandela South Africa most famous anti-apartheid figure, political figure, husband and father. Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Global icon Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa died December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa. Inspiring Nelson-Mandela-Quotes

Nelson Mandela brief biography of standing up to social injustice
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela father was Hendry Mphakanyiswa of the Tembu Tribehis mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni. Mandela was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand where he studied law. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.
After the banning of the …

Homemade African Food Cooking

Homemade African Food Cooking Homemade African Food Cooking
Three rules for making Sudanese fermented Kisra bread, practice, patience, and preparation.

Homemade African Food Cooking begins with Kisra fermented bread. Kisra is a common fermented bread that look similar to crepes or flat bread. Kisra is a staple food made throughout Sudan and South Sudan. Slow-fermented Kisra bread has more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than regular bread because of the process of fermentation process easier to digest.

Homemade African food Sudanese Kisra fermented breadStart cooking African food by making delicious homemade African food Sudanese Kisra fermented bread.
Serves 8

Homemade African food cooking Sudanese Kisra fermented bread recipe

1-cup wheat flour 2-3 cups water 1/4 cup plain yogurt Sesame oil for greasing the crepe pan


Mix flour with 2-3 cups water into a thin consistency, similar to pancake mixture but slightly thinner.
Add yogurt and mix well. Leave covered for 3 …

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her 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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