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Monthly Archives: June 2012

KENTE

The tune of the song kro-hi kro-hi kro-hi kro… brings to mind the traditional and mythical emergence of the well-known Kente cloth of Ghana. The royal status of the famous Kente cloth makes it an expensive and prestigious choice. It is a highly held notion that the Ashantis of Ghana developed Kente in the 17th Century. There is a legend surrounding the origin of Kente whi...

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FEAR

Have you ever stumbled upon something interesting from your past recently? Well, I did come across something very interesting today and thought that it will not be bad to share with you cherished readers! This is a peom my best friend, Bernice wrote for me just before we parted from High school. The title of this poem is ‘FEAR’ FEAR Was not born to be like this but ...

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THE MONKEY BREAD TREE

Today our journey takes us to the north of Ghana. Precisely, to a wonder tree, which is well known for its gigantic nature and its upside down tree look when it sheds its leaves in the dry season; the Baobab tree. Even though the Baobab tree (AdansoniaDigitata) is scattered all over Ghana, its dominance in the Northern Upper East and Upper West Regions makes the savannah zone t...

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THE MASAI

Ever been thrilled by the unique and sustained culture of a particular African ethnic group? If yes, then this journey to East Africa is in your best interest. The Masai of Kenya and northern Tanzania are a distinctive African ethnic group by their exceptional customs and dressing. Masai are semi- nomadic people who reside near the game parks of East Africa. The Masai are chara...

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A CRY FROM THE DEPTH OF AFRICA

A cry from the heart of the African village was a call to a time of joy and reunion for  both the young and old. On such nights when the moon was high up and the night was bright and peaceful, townsfolk met at the town square. Children gathered to play as strong young men flaunted their prowess to the dark beauties of the town as they wrestled fiercely for an emerging winner. ...

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A HILARIOUS PIECE FROM AFRICA

An elementary teacher asked her pupils to draw a goat grazing. In just about ten minutes the pupils were calling the teacher to check and award marks for their impressive drawings of a goat grazing. Madam: Wow! I like this drawing. I certainly must award you marks of 9/10 Pupil 1: Thank you madam! Then she went to the next pupil and to the next and to the next! Then she got to ...

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FIVE AFRICAN PROVERBS I LOVE

If a child washes his hands well, he or she can dine with kings – A good character opens doors of opportunity Show me your friend and I will show you your character- How your friend conducts himself largely depicts your own character The day a frog dies we will know its length – The truth will surely come out someday Love goes where love is – The people you s...

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AFRICAN WOMAN, THOU ART BEAUTIFUL

Dark skinned woman, you are unique from all perspectives; Look at your unique skin color You can moisturize to tone it to a lighter skin but no! No amount of sun rays can turn the pale to dark skinned Kinky hair is the natural you but you’ve got options; You can braid, perm or even curl but no flowing hair can ever turn naturally kinky! Your firm, round and curvy figure i...

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FONTOMFROM (THE TALKING DRUM)

In the olden days, the main medium for communication in Ghana was the talking drum. Other times a bonfire would be set up to release smoke high up the skies as a signal to villages afar that there is an emergency.Thus the traditional address system. Now the Talking drum; Fontomfrom which was used to mimic speech as a form of communication is now antiquated with the advent of te...

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Hello Readers!

Writing is an opportunity for a person to pour out his or her emotions to the world around them. However, People write for other reasons like education, entertainment, marketing, inspiration and more! Right here at bibin4gh there is always something to read on culture, culinary, folktales, contemporary African writing and historical pieces. Have fun reading about Africa mostly ...

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