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    Blog posts of '2009' 'May'

    (0) Africa Imports quote of the week
    Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. -- James Allen...
    (0) Aminata - A Film from Sierra Leone
    Aminata is a film from Sierra Leone that tackles the tradition of marrying young girls to older men in Africa. Many African films aren't given the spotlight in the US that other foreign films are, so here's a way to spread the word about some of the more popular films available! She was young and...
    (0) Celebrating Madaraka Day in Kenya - June 1
    Celebrating Madaraka Day in Kenya On June 1st, Kenyan's across the globe will celebrate the Countries anniversary. In 1963 Kenya was enabled for self-ruling. Kenya became a fully independent country on December 12 of the same year. Madaraka is the first national holiday of Kenya, and Kenyan's gather together for celebration, f...
    (0) African Mudcloth - What Do the Designs Mean?
    Mudcloth When you see this design on mudcloth, the wearer is telling others that they are brave and fearless. It is a common design worn by warriors when they go into battle. Other designs in mudcloth have their own meanings also. Want to find out more about mudcloth? Click Here to read all about the his...
    (0) Shea Butter for Summer Skin Care
    Summer Skin Care Summer is almost here. Along with the joy of longer, sunnier days comes the irritation of oilier skin and sunburn. Shea butter is the most effective substance in the world for maintaining and protecting your skin. Shea butter is best known as a moisturizer. It does not clog the pores, but allow...
    (0) Celebrating Independence Day in Eritrea - May 24th
    Eritrea flag On May 24 Eritrea celebrated its Independence Day. As is the custom, Eritrea celebrated its Independence Anniversary with flying colors. It is a time of great joy for the people; and it's commemorated by organizing special events that include grandiose cultural shows, festivities, songs, dancing, ...
    (0) Am I wrong to be a workaholic?
    I usually don't write a lot of personal things in this blog; but today is different. Today is a holiday (Memorial Day); and as usual, I am at work. I think that I qualify as a workaholic. For the last 10 years, I have worked between 80 and 100 hours per week...every week. I work (at least a li...
    (0) Quotation of the week from Booker T. Washington
    "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed." -- Booker T. Washington Find African proverbs and other quotations at Africa Imports. ...
    (0) My American Nurse - An African Comedy
    African movies are a new product for Africa Imports that a lot of customers love. Most directors and actors from Africa do not get the fame and fortune that comes here because many countries in Africa can not afford theaters and African films are only recently being shown in film festivals across th...
    (0) The Art of the Fulani in Clothing
    Fulani Woman The Fulani people of West Africa are known for cattle herding and for their extreme beauty. Beauty is considered very important. One of the ways this is shown is through tattoos that are put all over the body. A distinguishing feature of a Fulani woman is her lips, which are many times a blackish...
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