African culture

The Creation Story of the Fang people of Africa

According to Fang mythology, in the beginning, there was only Nzame, the supreme being, who encompassed three distinct aspects: Nzame, Mebere, and Nkwa. Nzame, the creative force, embarked on the task of forming the universe and breathing life into the earth

Leblouh and the Fattening Farms of Mauritania

Leblouh, also known as gavage, is a cultural practice in Mauritani that involves force-feeding young girls with large quantities of food and liquids, with the intention of achieving a specific body size or shape associated with beauty or social status.

Antemoro People, This African Tribe Used to Be Widely Reputed for Their Astrologers

The Antemoro people were widely reputed in the pre-colonial period for their astrologers, who could predict the future based on lunar phases and astrological charts.

Traditional African Face Painting Designs

In Africa, face painting has a rich history that dates back to ancient civilizations and continues to be an important part of modern African culture.

How Enslaved Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives

Slave breeding was a slave multiplication agenda. It was implemented by slave owners through a forced sexual relation between the male and female slaves and between masters and their female slaves.

Ka’el Festival: the Unusual Ethiopian Festival Where Men Compete for the Title of Fattest Man

The Ka'el festival, in Ethiopia, is a plump festival where Ethiopian men from the me'en ethnic group compete to be the fattest in the village

Dambe – Nigeria’s Centuries Old Form of Mixed Martial Arts

Dambe is a type of martial art that is associated with the Hausa people that mainly inhabit the north of Nigeria

FESTIMA – Burkina Faso’s Festival of African Masks

Burkina Faso’s International Festival of Masks and the Arts is the biggest festival of its kind dedicated to celebrating the culture of the traditional African mask.

The Sacred Golden Stool of the Asante People of Ghana

The Golden Stool of the Asante people of Ghana is the royal and divine throne of kings of the Ashanti people and the ultimate symbol of power in Asante.

Akan Drum, the Oldest African Object in the British Museum

Fashioned in Ghana in the 1700's, the Akan Drum is one of the oldest surviving African object in the British Museum.
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