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To love beauty is to see light.

- Victor Hugo

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What to do when you move to a new place and decide against keeping cable?

Any number of things spring to mind: Take long, humid evening walks, listening to crickets and sniffing the local flora. 898 more words

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Afro-Asian Cuisine

Afro-Asian Foods cut across many borders bridging and bringing flavours of the Middle East, Orient and Africa together.

A robust cuisine it spans SriLankan, Bangladeshi, Indian, Afghan, Morrocan, Pakistani, Palestinian and Egyptian borders and brings a fusion of flavours characterised by a generous use of roasted, ground, fresh and dried spices.

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Meet the Black Chef Who’s Transforming New York’s Food Scene After Taking Trip to Africa

By Leo from Atlanta Black Star

Joseph “JJ” Johnson found inspiration for his food on a trip to Ghana, where he saw how the evolution and spread of societies can manifest itself in cuisine.

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Dahomey Amazon Warriors

The Dahomey Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Tough, uber-intense asskicking women single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western Africa for over250 years, not only for their fanatical devotion to battle, but for their utter refusal to back down or retreat from any fight unless expressly ordered to do so by their king.

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Hunga Munga

Most noticeable/recognized in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Let’s go into the history and use of the Hunga Munga.

You call that a knife? Now this is a knife.

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Berber Musket From Northern Morocco: Silver and Ivory

A lovely Berber Musket from Northern Africa, Morocco. The dark wooden stock decorated exquisitely with inlaid silver, and red lac, overlaid with scrolling silverwork, and inlaid panels of engraved camelbone or ivory, and studded with silver.

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