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These images portray a unique tradition of Africa, a celebration of an indigenous rural culture in which the women are the artists and the home her canvas.

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Dahomey, 1913. French West Africa (French: Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and Niger. The capital of the federation was Dakar. The federation existed from 1895 until 1960.

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Poulet Yassa (Chicken Yassa) from Africa

Poulet Yassa (Senegalese chicken dish.) I first had this when my middle school french teacher, who taught in Dakar, made it for the class. She was not the best teacher but at least I learned something :)

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Five Places to Explore in Cameroon

Located in West Africa, Cameroon is any adventurer’s dream. Nicknamed “Africa in miniature”, the bi-lingual (French and English) country offers an active volcanic mountain, lush equatorial jungles (the 1984 adaptation of Tarzan was filmed there!), white and black sand beaches, a myriad of wildlife, and, perhaps most importantly, a people with extremely diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Classroom entry, Kaolack, Senegal (West Africa) Architect: Patrick Dujarric Client: Mission Française de Coopération et d'Action Culturelle Completed: 1994

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