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Courage Proverb From Southern Africa

Courage Proverb From Southern Africa
With Love From Your Ancestors

Do not find fault with what you do not understand.

Good Communication African Proverbs

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It is no secret that people who maintain good relationships are also good communicators. Good communication is an essential skill in community relationships, but it takes practice. Communication does not work when two people speak at the same time ~ African Proverb A hand, which gives also, receives in return - with love from your ancestors Wisdom can be gotten from anyone, it is shared not a monopoly of one person - with love from your ancestors Words are responsible for cutting down a big tree; the ax is only an instrument - with love from your ancestors

Easy Sweet Fig Baklava Recipe

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Sweet fig baklava is phyllo dough stacked with figs, honey and nuts to make a sweet traditional African dessert. Learn how to make this easy sweet fig baklava recipe. North African Sweet Fig Baklava Recipe Ingredients: One 16 ounce package phyllo dough 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups chopped walnuts 4 dried figs, diced 1 cup melted butter Baklava Syrup: 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water ½ cup orange blossom honey ¼ teaspoon orange blossom water Directions: Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix cinnamon and walnuts in a medium bowl set aside. Unroll phyllo cut into two equal halves. Cover phyllo with a slightly moist cloth while assembling to keep from drying out. Place 2 sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish, brush generously with butter, and sprinkle fig, cinnamon and walnut mixture on top. Repeat layers. Cut baklava into desired serving sizes bake 45-50 minutes. Combine remaining ingred

African Tall Tale Folklore Why Cats Hate Rats

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African Tall Tale Folklore Why Cats Hate Rats Cats are famous for killing rats but why? The African folklore Why Cats Hate Rate explains the reason cats and rats have an unspoken oath of being sworn enemies. African Tall Tale Folklore Why Cats Hate Rats Ansa was King of Calabar for fifty years. He had a very faithful cat as a housekeeper, and a rat was his houseboy. The king was an obstinate, headstrong man, but was very fond of the cat, which had been in his store for many years. The rat, which was very poor, fell in love with one of the king's servant girls, but was unable to give her any presents, as he had no money. At last, he thought of the king's store, so in the nighttime, being quite small, he had little difficulty, having made a hole in the roof, in getting into the store. He then stole corn and pears, and presented them to his sweetheart. At the end of the month, when the cat had to render her account of the things in the store t

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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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