Beaches of Africa

Among other wonderful vistas and resources, Africa is blessed with a number of peaceful and picturesque beaches. It seems a bit unlikely since beaches aren’t the first thing you think of when you think ‘Africa’, but it’s true nonetheless. A lot of these beaches are welcoming to tourists even though most are a little under…

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Pwo Masks

A fabulous work of tribal art from the Chokwe peoples of Southwestern Democratic republic of Congo, Angola and Zambia. The Pwo mask is an archetype of womanhood. Pwo is the incarnation of the female ancestor who encourages fertility. The mask is worn by a man dressed in a full bodied fiber costume as part of…

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The Afrocentric

An Afrocentric is a person who is ‘centered or focused on Africa or African peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence’. Recently, there has been a huge increase in the number of people who are interested in the growth and development of Africa. These people are usually young and a large number of…

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The Creation

Every tradition in the world has their stories to help them understand how and why man lives and man dies. Creation stories vary across lands, but most of them feature a deity who gave life to man. I find this creation story from the Kono of Guinea very interesting. Read it below. “In the beginning…

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