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    Blog posts of '2008' 'November'

    (0) African Love Story
    It is hard to find African stories of love in the oral traditions. The story of a Fulani couple in the ancient kingdom of Mali comes close. These stories sometimes sound strange to western people; but tremendous thought and meaning goes into their creation. You can read the whole African story ...
    (0) How to play a talking drum
    Talking drums have been used traditionally in Africa for hunting. As the hunters walk through the African bush, they play the drums to scare the animals from their hiding places. You can find more about the meaning and history of the talking drum; and complete instructions on playing and caring fo...
    (0) How bad is it to give a little bit less effort?
    Giving a little bit less effort does not get you just a little bit less in results. Leaving yourself needing 5% improvement may leave you getting 95% lower results. That's because almost good enough gets you nowhere. No sales, no goodwill, no customers. The lie of mediocrity is that partial effort...
    (0) Is there Thanksgiving in Africa?
    With Halloween now over and Thanksgiving on the way, you may be wondering if there's any way to add some African culture to your Thanksgiving celebration. The good news is, there is! A Thanksgiving, or harvest festival, is celebrated in many countries throughout Africa. The difference is that it is ...
    (0) How to put on a headwrap

    One of the most popular pages on the Africa Imports website is an article on how to put on a headwrap. Our regular customers don't view this article very often, but it is information that people look for in web searches all the time. If you have customers who want to know about this, you can give th...

    (0) Quote for the week
    "I have failed over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed." -- Michael Jordan, basketball player ...
    (0) Meet an African Artist

    Theodore Asshola is a painter of Batik paintings in West Africa. Africa Imports has offered these Batik paintings ever since our business started about 10 years ago. The Batik paintings that he creates are unique; they are loved by a wide variety of different people; and they show the abstract natur...

    (0) What first impression do you give?

    Most of us go through a routine each day to make sure we are presentable. We want to give a good first impression to the other people that we will meet through the day. Why do we do this? Because we know it's important. Other people form their opinion of you within the first few seconds of seeing yo...

    (0) Africa Imports Daily Specials back up and running
    Our daily specials page is back on our site. These below-wholesale specials were removed a few months ago because people just weren't buying the items. After dozens of customer requests, we will now be marking down one item 30% every day, 30% wholesale, that is. Be sure to visit Africa Imports reg...
    (0) How Africa Imports catalogs get you more customers

    Here's 3 ways to get more sales with your Africa Imports catalog.

    1. Give your past customers a catalog. You give your best customers more choices; and you get more chances for sales. The newest Africa Imports clothing catalog has 311 ideas for your customers to choose from.

    2. Give possible new c...

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