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"the oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.”

 - audre lorde, “an open letter to mary daly”

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Danse Obie dom bie , Aire Akan © Viviane fortaillier | unfpa-ci Photographie du livre “Arts au Féminin en Côte d’Ivoire" publié en 2009 par UNFPA-CI aux éditions du cherche midi Lauréate du festival du Zanzan, à Bondoukou, édition 2008 (Akan girl, Ivory Coast)

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Danse Obie dom bie , Aire Akan © Viviane fortaillier | unfpa-ci Photographie du livre “Arts au Féminin en Côte d’Ivoire" publié en 2009 par UNFPA-CI aux éditions du cherche midi Lauréate du festival du Zanzan, à Bondoukou, édition 2008 (Akan girl, Ivory Coast)

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But there isn’t a singular look for African women and girls

Imazighen women

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Edo women

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Yoruba women

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Ashanti women

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Somali bantu women

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Oromo women

cute Oromo girl, Oromia, Africa  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Vrt_dYgzM=FLvTQ87zWdawI6q3j5lJWwdQ=215

Africa | 'Borana beauty'.  The Oromo people consist of four main groups, the Borana is one of them.  Southern Ethiopia | ©  Johan Gerrits.

Africa | Two Oromo Girls, photographed on a road in Dessie, Ethiopia | © MAMA ETIOPIA :: MAMMA ETHIOPIA, via Flickr

Tigray-Tigrinya women

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Toubou women

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Xhosa women

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Khoisan women

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And many more….

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Mikate (At every Congolese party/gathering there will always be mikate on the table)

Looks like a Nigerian party too, puff puff!

or Burundian 

Is it the same as a dumpling?

I don’t know. Which type of dumpling are you talking about?

In Jamaica we have friend dumpling which looks a little similar 

This is one shape. I was just wondering if its the same, its usually just flour, or cornmeal, baking soda and water.

Ohhhhhh…are they similar to festivals because I had them for the first time on Monday.

I think what people use to make mikate differs from province to province. But the basic ingredients are flour, yeast, sugar and water (+ vanilla). and it’s usually eaten with peanuts or peanut butter. I’ve had savory ones where they have prawns and other seas foods in the middle. Even though I love the sweet ones, the savory ones are to die for. 

Yep. Festivals are just dumplings with sugar lol.

OMG that sounds soooo good! I should really try some out or cook some myself! Food. <3333 It’s good to see that somethings are the similar even if we live in different places.

In South African Townships it’s known as Amagwinya

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Two women pounding yams.
Vintage Nigeria

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Strip us from our crown, jewels and royalty and still we shine #naturalhair #fro #mynaturalsistas #blackwoman @lynnettessilhouettes @carmen_getsfit

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