Is Polygamy a Solution?

I was listening to a podcast earlier when the host asked a very interesting question: Is monogamy a natural occurrence in humans or is it cultural? Monogamy is defined as the practice of being married to one partner. Here in the West, the societal norm is to fall in love with one person, get married,…

They Fear What They Don’t Understand…Voodoo

In a previous post, an imperialist justified the current conditions of Haitians by placing blame on the religion used to gain independence. This led me to start researching one of the most misunderstood religions to date, Voodoo. Throughout the globe, Voodoo has been tied to witchcraft, darkness, and evil. And this misinterpretation perpetuates the negative…

La Fête de la Gaani

Greetings Everyone, It was time to take another viral trip, and this time I landed in Benin. There’s an annual festival that happens in the northern town of Nikki, and it’s a cultural event commemorating the descendants of the Batombou tribes. Usually occurring in December, this festival takes place for seven days with the main…

Himba

Greetings All, As many of you already know, studying African history and culture has become a passion of mine. So after taking another viral trip around the globe, I came across some very interesting information that I wanted to share. Meet the Himba tribe. The Himba (Singular: Omuhimba or Plural: Ovahimba) are a semi-nomadic people…