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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.

Beautiful Sayings of the African Elder Nation

Elder of a greater age sayings

African proverbs are common African sayings used by honored ancestry.

The house is not too small if husband and wife are in harmony.
The house is not too small if husband and wife are in harmony.


Listen to your elder's wise instruction through  proverbs and sayings.


You cannot take two skins from one goat.

It is better to carry an empty sack than to have the devil in it.

Even the devil knows what is right, but he will not do it.

Beautiful Sayings of the African Elder Nation

Elders wear a garland of silver and grey to grace their heads.

The garden needs no prayers, just rain.

Who spends much will soon beg.

It is better to weep with the wise than to sing with the fool.


The influence of African proverbs over the hearts and lives of people was second only to the words from Spirits.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on yourself.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on yourself.

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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