Showing posts from September, 2021

Quilting is a part of African Spirituality

Quilting fabric symbols mirrors African and African American spirituality and history. African slaves combined quilt patterns and hand sewing as a path to freedom. No one is precisely sure when quilting began but from evidence found in the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt. People wore quilted clothing as many as 5000 years ago. An ivory carving in the British Museum depicts the first Egyptian Dynasty king wearing a quilted mantle scarf. The history of quilts began long before newspapers and books and before European settlers arrived in their New World. We need to be aware that quilt history pre-civil war from 1619-1865 did not yet have the guidelines for good quilt history research that is used today. Oral history has been around longer than written history. Quilts served as clothing, bedding, window and door coverings, and freedom for African slaves. Coded Quilts of African Freedom If it is not documented, it did not happen, but African slave history was not recorded. Quilt names h

Giant Size Small Size Countries in Africa

Land is defined as continents and islands solid parts of their surface not covered by water on the Earth's surface. “Land governance issues need to be front and center in Africa to maintain and better its surging growth and achieve its development promise,” says Frank Byamugisha, author of the report and Lead Land Specialist in the World Bank’s Africa Region. “Our findings provide a useful, policy-oriented roadmap for African countries and communities to secure their own land for building shared prosperity.” Inefficient land administration, weak governance and corruption to the land governance system in many African countries will fuel the land grab surge. An example of poor government is the fact that Ghana, Kenya and Uganda each have fewer than 10 professional land surveyors per one million people. Land tenure legally or customarily is the legal system in which an individual, who is said to hold the land, owns land. Secure tenure is an important pillar for agriculture and food

Death By Honey African Folklore

Folklore story of Koelle who has two wives, one wife brought him honey and the other wife was selfish is the traditional beliefs and story of a home where honey caused the death of a wife. Dying Over Honey African Folklore. Koelle had two wives. One day both went to fetch firewood together. The younger discovered some honey. The wives harvested the honey and when they had finished, both sat down and ate heartily. The older wife paused eating the honey after a while and set some aside. When they both were done eating, they went to finish collecting their firewood. When they rose up, the younger wife saw the elder one had some honey in her hand; she said, "Why did you not ask my permission to eat and set aside? "The elder said," You have given birth to no children, and have only a husband to take care of, and you ask why I did not seek your permission? You should have remembered your husband. As for me, I am saving honey for my husband." The younger wife looked