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West African Lemon BBQ Chicken

This is a perfect prepare-most-of-it-ahead kind of dish, as once your marinated chicken is ready, you can pretty much choose when to eat. If you are feeling summery, or the weather’s good and there’s an underused BBQ around somewhere, you can grill it yourself on a good charcoal fire. Otherwise, the easy route is to […]

West African Textile - Adire from Nigeria

Adire – Yoruba resist dyed indigo cloth from Nigeria

Adire is the name given to indigo dyed cloth produced by Yoruba women of south western Nigeria using a variety of resist dye techniques. Adire translates as tie and dye, and the earliest cloths were probably simple tied designs on locally-woven hand-spun cotton cloth much like those still produced in Mali. In the early decades […]