Exploring Ganvié, the African Venice
Nicknamed “Venice of Africa,” Ganvié includes thousand wooden houses set up on pilotis with approximately 30,000 inhabitants who live on fishing and tourism.
Vodun Festival, Benin: A Religion Born In Africa
Fête du Vodoun is the biggest and most colorful festival in Benin. Since the late ‘90s, it has attracted thousands of devotees from different parts of the world
East in West: Pepper Assault!
By Maureen Murimi-Dan Karami My first introduction to West African food was through Plantain. My husband, who has a seemingly unhealthy appetite for plantain, introduced me to the delicacy several […]
East in West: A Kenyan Girl in Cotonou
By Maureen Murimi “Bonjour Madame. Bienvenue à Cotonou. Qu’est ce qui vous amène?” These are the first words that welcome me to Cotonou, Bénin, a small country located in the […]