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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.

African Folktale Innocent Monkey and Lying Shark

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African Folklore short story of Innocent Monkey and Lying Shark was told to an ancestor whose ancestors told them to them, who had received the African folktale from their ancestors, and so back into African folklore storytelling history. African folklore with animals offers valuable moral lessons. African Folktale Innocent Monkey and Lying Shark Once upon a time Bahati, the monkey, and, Aza the shark, became great friends. The monkey lived in an immense mkooyoo tree which grew by the sea shore with half of its branches being over the water and half over the land. Every morning, when the monkey was eating her breakfast of kooyoo nuts, the shark would put in an appearance under the tree and call out, “Throw me some food, my friend;” which the monkey fulfilled most willingly. This continued for many months, until one day Aza said, “Bahati, you have done me many kindnesses: I would like you to go with me to my home, that I may repay you.” “How can I go?” said the monkey

Baked Breadfruit Recipe

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Baked breadfruit taste similar to potatoes. Breadfruits are edible large size fruit yellow green in color, a very popular recipe ingredient. Cooking with breadfruit sounds exotic because breadfruit does not look like your typical supermarket fruit. Breadfruit is cooked by baking, steaming, frying, dried and ground into flour. What is breadfruit. Breadfruits are edible large cantaloupe size fruit yellow green in color, a very popular recipe ingredient in African food recipes and with hard starchy white flesh similar to a potato. Skin texture of breadfruit ranges from smooth to rough to spiny. It is easy to select breadfruit select a firm to the touch breadfruit creamy white or pale yellow inside. Cooking breadfruit is as easy as baking a potato. Baked breadfruit taste similar to potatoes and when making breadfruit treat breadfruit as you would a potato. Your new best cooking friend incredible edible breadfruit is rich in riboflavin, iron, niacin, thiamin, potassium, copper

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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