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Lotus plants of the species Nymphaea lotus L. were an important ingredient in African traditional cuisine. Found throughout tropical Africa and in the Nile Valley, their collection and processing for the table is reported by various colonial writers. The frustration, though, … Continue reading
[First posted Nov. 2010, Revised 06 November 2011] The Portuguese had been trading in and marginally colonizing east-southern Africa since the 15th Century. When, two centuries later, the English decided to explore the region, small settlements of Portuguese and their Catholic … Continue reading
“Dirt is matter out-of-place.” This quote, by the anthropologist Mary Douglas, points to the cultural relativity of the term ‘dirt'; of dirt being culturally defined. It is in reference to diseases that ‘dirt’ takes on a non-culturally and more universally … Continue reading
Follow-up Blog: Cuisines and Crops of Africa, 19th Century – Zambezi River Watershed in Southern Africa. Playing the marimba on the banks of the Zambezi River Related articles 19th Century Lozi Kingdom of Africa (egrejeen.wordpress.com) Slavery on the 19th-Century Swahili … Continue reading
“The quantities of meat our men devour is quite astounding. They boil as much as their pots will hold, and eat till it becomes physically impossible for them to stow away any more…” In a previous post – ‘Cuisines and … Continue reading
Between 1858 and 1864 Dr. David Livingstone and his brother, together with several other persons, explored the Zambezi River and its tributaries in south-central Africa. Although this was one of the most difficult of the colonial ventures into the interior … Continue reading
The missionary-explorer David Livingston was an exceptionally prolific writer, detailing during his travels in Africa – among myriad other things – all manner of animal and vegetable products either grown or collected, the characteristics of these items, and how they were … Continue reading