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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.

Coded Languages of Adinkra Symbols

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Coded Languages of Adinkra Symbols Adinkra symbols are coded pictures that relate to the history, beliefs, and philosophy of the Asante people. Adinkra symbols are well-known visual symbols that have a hidden meaning, deciphering. Adinkra symbols are the same as reading a sentence as long as you know what is the coded symbols truly mean. Dwennimmen ram's horns coded African Adinkra symbol of humility with strength West African Adinkra symbols represent ideas, proverbs, expressions, attitudes, and behavior depicted in the simply drawn figure, think of it as a way of writing in code. African Code Language, African Adinkra symbols are visual symbols that represent the joining of spoken and pictorial language. African Adinkra symbol Odenkyem is the crocodile symbolizing prudence and practicality. Nyame Nnwu Na Me Wu African Adinkra symbol is a symbol meaning God never dies; so I shall not die indicating there is an afterlife

Brinjal Curry Andhra Style

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Brinjal Curry Andhra Style Brinjal Curry Andhra Style Brinjal and Eggplant are two different words that refer to the same fruit. Brinjal is used in countless South African Indian food recipes. South Africans of Indian descent largely live in and around KwaZulu-Natal's’ city of Durban, South Africa with a population of over one million. Brinjal Curry Eggplant Curry South African Indian food is widely known for its spicy and flavorful taste of curry. Brinjal Curry Andhra Style is a traditional vegetarian South African Indian recipe using a blend of Brinjal and eight spices. Brinjal Curry Andhra Style Ingredients 1   large eggplant , peeled and cut into dice size pieces 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 chopped hot pepper 2   tablespoons coconut oil 1   tablespoon chickpea flour 1/4    teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt to taste

Sardines Recipes, Storing, Buyer's Guide and Interesting Facts

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Think about fresh sardines, not canned making a healthy grilled fish recipe. Fresh African Sardines Recipes Sardines Buyer's Guide Sardines are best when cooked near where they are caught they do not travel well. Fresh sardines are very perishable and normal refrigerator temperatures of do not inhibit the enzymatic activity that causes them to spoil. They are available throughout the winter but are at their best in spring. If you are purchasing fresh sardines, look for ones that smell fresh, are firm to the touch, and have bright eyes and shiny skin. How to Store Fresh Sardines To store the fresh sardines, remove them from the store packaging, rinse them and place them in a plastic storage bag as soon as you bring them home from the market. Place in a large bowl and cover with ice cubes or ice packs to reduce the temperature of the fish. How to Clean Sardines for Cooking Fresh sardines are perfect for stews, grilling and barbecuing. Remove the scales by holding the fis

Easy South African Way To Cook Cabbage

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South African cabbage recipe is a healthy mix of cabbage, corn meal and brown rice cooked in one pot. Easy African Way To Cook Cabbage. African recipes by The African Gourmet. Creative cabbage recipe of Umfino, a delicious traditional South African meal made of cornmeal, cabbage, spinach and onions cooked in one pot. Get new ideas for how to cook cabbage. Umfino Easy South African Cabbage Recipe. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 30 min Total time: 50 min  Ingredients 1 medium shredded cabbage 4 handfuls of kale 2 chopped spring onions 3 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup brown rice 1 cup corn meal Salt and pepper to taste Directions In a large saucepan add vegetables, butter and broth, cook for 10 minutes. Add corn meal and rice stir well cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, dish will be thick add broth if necessary. Serve warm. More economical easy lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring

Pretend Kindness African-Folklore Story

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Much of African ancient-folklore has succumbed to lost memories of a culture.  A desire to preserve, before African-Folklore is entirely forgotten, some of the traditional stories, is preserved not only in ancestral memory but also in writing.  African-folklore has attracted much and deserved worldwide attention. Iniko’s pretend kindness African-Folklore is a story about Iniko who pretend kindness and was really a gluttonous and selfish husband and father. Pretend Kindness African-Folklore Story Pretend Kindness African-Folklore Nuru asked her husband Iniko to attend to the food on the fire while she went to fetch water. On her return, she found her husband skimming off the stew from the top of the pot.  After he filled a calabash high with stew, he hid it inside the house. Nuru did not let him know that she had seen him and went into the house, poured the stew her husband took from the pot back into the stew pot. She then re

Uncommon Geography on African Countries

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Do not be discouraged  Africa is the second-largest continent covering nearly 1/5 of the total land surface on planet earth. The continent is surrounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the circulating waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Africa measures about 5,000 miles or 8,000 km from north to south and about 4,600 miles or 7,400 km from east to west. The continent is cut almost equally in two by the Equator so that most of Africa lies within the tropical region bounded on the north by the Tropic of Cancer and on the south by the Tropic of Capricorn.  Because of the bulge formed by western Africa, the greater part of Africa’s territory lies north of the Equator. Africa is crossed from north to south by the prime meridian (0° longitude), which passes a short distance to the east of Accra, Ghana. Uncommon geography facts from each of Africa’s 54 countries Angol

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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