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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Mama Africa Tanzanian Coconut Curried Shrimp

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Tanzanian coconut curried shrimp recipe is a simple African food dish. Curried coconut shrimp is the favorite African food dish of coastal Tanzania. Mama Africa Tanzanian Coconut Curried Shrimp Africa is full of seafood recipes to satisfy your shrimp cravings. A very popular African food recipe in the East African country of Tanzania is Tanzanian Coconut Curried Shrimp, the ingredients and directions are below. Ingredients 1 pound cleaned shrimp 2 tablespoons good quality curry powder 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 yellow onion chopped finely 2 tablespoons of salted butter 2 medium white potatoes, finely diced 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin 1 hot pepper, chopped Salt to taste 2 cups coconut milk 1 cup vegetable stock Directions In a large saucepan brown over medium, heat butter, curry, onions, garlic, cumin and paprika. Add remaining ingredients except shrimp, cover tightly, and simmer until potatoes are soft 15 minu

You are not a hero African proverbs and quotes

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You're not brave African proverbs and quotes Bravery African proverbs and quotes from ancestors teaches people are weak rather than strong when people pick fights with those they think are more vulnerable and weaker than themselves. A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Bravery is courageous behavior or character but when you pick fights with someone weaker than you, you are not a hero or brave. You disturb monkeys on their way to drink.

Fried Pumpkin Blossoms Recipe

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Pumpkin blossoms are delicious battered and fried. Pumpkin blossoms have a long food history as an edible part of the pumpkin plant.  Pumpkin blossoms prettify your garden, and bring beauty and an interesting flavor to your mealtime. Pumpkin blossoms add flavor and color to any dish served up in the kitchen. Fried Pumpkin Blossoms Recipe Ingredients 12 large fresh pumpkin blossoms 2/3 cup self-rising flour 2 tablespoons water 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoon good quality curry powder, optional Salt and pepper to taste Corn oil for frying Directions In a medium bowl, mix flour in water and eggs until smooth. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Dip three pumpkin blossoms at a time in batter to coat, fry on each side until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve as a side to grilled meats or as a topping for salads. Did you know? Egusi seeds are the seeds of plants of squash, melon, gourd, pumpkin etc which after being dried and ground are use

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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