Amina, The Warrior Queen

Amina, The Warrior Queen

Many African dynasties are ruled by men, but did you know that there are some incredibly awesome, extraordinary and inspiring women who also led their countries and tr...

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A Juneteenth Celebration

A Juneteenth Celebration

It’s already the middle of June. And while in some ways the past 12 months have been the absolute longest in history, in other ways the months have seemed to fly by. N...

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Land of the Greats

Land of the Greats

At Expedition Subsahara, we spend a lot of time talking about the people of various countries who call the continent home. But Africa doesn’t only have beautiful diver...

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To All the Nurturers

To All the Nurturers

Everyone has a first memory. While I can’t tell you exactly how old I was, one of my first memories is a bittersweet one. I was at school when a boy in my class decide...

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A Focus on the San Bushman Tribe

A Focus on the San Bushman Tribe

San (or Bushman or Basarwa) is a term for Khoisan-speaking nations in Southern Africa, primarily in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, a...

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Baguettes In Senegal

Baguettes In Senegal

Did You Know That Senegal is world renowned for its bread? Baguettes in particular are the most delicious delicacy, with soft, practically melt-in-your-mouth centers a...

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Braids: A Brief Cultural History

Braids: A Brief Cultural History

Growing up in Senegal, my hair was always braided. It was a part of life as much as weaving, family meals, and tea ceremonies. I never thought about braiding as someth...

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Senegal's National Sport

Senegal's National Sport

In Senegal, the national sport is wrestling, called Burre in Wolof. More popular than even futbal (soccer), entire stadiums fill with tens of thousands of people to wa...

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Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

If you’ve been with us since the beginning, you know that I had a partner early on. A beautiful Ugandan friend and of the two of us, she was the fashionista. She loved...

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