Category Archives: Ceremony

The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! III of III (Urban Elite Marriages)

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Revised 25 July 2014 Weddings for the wealthy (or aspiring wealthy) here in Burundi can be extremely elaborate.  If at all possible, the family will rent…

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Coffee Customs in Eastern Sudan and Egypt: The Beja Tribes and a Recipe

Revised 14 May 2014 Coffee culture is a central part of both social and political life of the Beja, as it is in many other areas of the Middle East and North Africa.   The original blog, from which this section … Continue reading

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! II of III (Rural Notables – An Engagement)

Revised 4 July 2014 When Yvonne, the daughter of my cook/paravet,  became engaged to one of our staff, a huge celebration was organized in the compound.  During this ceremony a dowry is given to the future bride’s family by the future … Continue reading

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