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Africa Travel: Sierra Leone

SierraLeoneThanks to rap-mogul Kanye West, young hip-hopsters with an ear for urban sounds and without a clue of the civil strife that has long plagued the diamond producing country of Sierra Leone, music lovers discovered more about the struggle for/behind the bling. For the most part Sierra Leone is still emerging from its violent past and travel to this African country should be carefully considered by checking update after update. In the meantime we can turn up the volume and bob our heads to West's words and food for thought. And if your preference for learning about Sierra Leone is without the extravagant rap production visit this Sierra-Leone.org page on culture. Poetry, proverbs, lorry slogans, and meanings behind the village names.  If Bo,  Boma, Baaka, Kangbe or Mayata  are places you plan on swinging through when you do go spend the time studying the village background. Sometimes it is all in a name.

(Photo from culture.gov.sk)

Filed under: Arts and Culture, History, Learning, Africa, Sierra Leone

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