Fashion is a hot issue and clothing of various types are on the rise. As with any minority peoples, there is also the creolization of the native tongues upon the merging of different cultures. Rushdie describes how he and his siblings were able to cleverly amalgamate their native tongue and the language and meanings of the dominant culture to describe the adults they encountered. As a result, they came up with cute names to fit the characters of these persons. The other male tenants in his father’s building he conveniently referred to as Maharaja P and Maharaja B. In Hindi, Maharaja means prince.” Because Rushdie referred to them as princes, one would immediately assume that these were unmarried men of means. Just so happens, Maharaja P was a sporting man” of some royal lineage and Maharaja B was a businessman of questionable character. He nicknamed his nanny Certainly-Mary” because of … Read the rest

If you have tried various products for skin care and can not find the ones that work for you, then you might need to buy some sensitive skin care items that will nourish and protect your skin. Prior to an appointment with a family friend who was born and raised in Brazil, (I own a body art studio) I read this article to understand and learn facts about Brazil so I may keep my customer comfortable and talk about his life, growing up, and customs and courtesies. I, born in New Hampshire thought it was amazing when my customer asked how I knew so much accurate information about his land of birth. Thought I should share as this article was extremely helpful with my business and it never hurts to think outside the box and learn about a new land. You might not think of exercise as a skin care … Read the rest

In a previous article I talked in general about the secrets of how to get a Natural makeup look. Kin Groups. When Brazilians speak of “family” they usually mean a large extended kin group rather than the immediate family of spouse and children. This large kin group, the parentela , consists of all maternal and paternal relatives, along with in-laws. The parentela is at the core of social life and in time of need ideally provides assistance to its members. Such support can also be obtained through ritual kinship ( compadrio ) in which parents select additional allies and protectors as godparents for their children. Some claim that the multiple functions of these extended kinship networks has inhibited the development of extrafamilial organizations in Brazil, such as parent-teacher associations and garden and civic clubs. To Marxists, power implies oppression and therefore, should be overthrown in the name of liberation. The … Read the rest

Fashion designers have brought about a storm in this glamour world with their commendably fabulous variety. The following sketches out a comparison of American and Khmer cultural norms in two of the subsystems listed above that contribute to the development of culture, worldview and values; they are family and religion. For Thompson history cannot be, and can never be, a science since by its very nature it always approximates, incapable of establishing definitive knowledge. E.P. Thompson taking as his point of departure Sartre’s statement to the effect that history is a rational disorder which constructs a structure and in the process of its movement deconstructs it in order to establish it anew and so on; he sees historical logic embodied in the concepts or notions of causation, contradiction, mediation and systematic organisation of social, political, economic and intellectual life. During the late 1900s, the Cape Nguni(Xhosa and Mfengu) musicians predominated … Read the rest

Knowing what to wear in a church is really a must, to be ready to worship. Flip flops are a southern girls favorite footwear, and they are fine for the beach, a picnic, or wearing in the back yard, but you need to consider another alternative if you are going out in public. These are not fashion sandals and even if they are decorated they are still a casual item meant for casual clothing and activities. When we research African people’s history, culture, customs, traditions and language, we can do so some of the times, alone. But as we need to go further in our understanding our history, culture, customs, traditions and languages, we need to do so as a united African people, as Chinweizu is pointing out above. In order for us to clearly understand the diatribe above in relation to language, we will refer to Ong as he … Read the rest

The style which is commonly practiced in clothing and accessories become the fashion. For the best fitting shoes, go to sneaker and dress shoe specialty stores. But for the best deals, department stores, wholesalers and outlet malls are always your best bets. Clearance sales are also very helpful in relation to saving money on a pair. Shoes that are on sale are usually outdated by a season or two. But think about it: when you actually get on the streets, who will notice? This is actually an advantage that men have over women. Men can actually recycle their shoes and still be in season. As long as they are clean, with the right outfit and attitude, you can easily wear designer shoes that were the in thing two seasons ago. A guy is more likely to find a pair of sweats and an older t-shirt when he’s trying to fit … Read the rest

In terms of women’s fashion, dress shopping is probably one of the trickiest things a woman has to do. Choosing the right dress for any occasion can spell success or disaster: pick the wrong gown and no amount of accessorizing will fix the mistake. That will mean real independence and freedom, bodily, spiritually, intellectually, and within the cultural, customary, traditional practices, without anyone peeking over the shoulder and telling one what to do, how to do it, and why. Diop counsels: “Historical circumstances now demand of our generation that it solve a felicitous manner the problems that face Africa, most especially the Cultural problem. “Thus, culture, though a product of the actual lived experience of a people — the primal source of much of their daily personal and social activities, their forms of labor and its products, their celebratory and ceremonial traditions, modes of dress, art and music, language and … Read the rest

The terms “Natural” and “Organic” seem to be spreading like wildfire across the store shelves nationwide, creating a lot of confusion about what it really means to be an organic skin product. In a duo of booklets on Africa, which are not widely known and prefigure The World and Africa, DuBois deals with two central issues of African historiography which have found continuation in the historical works of Cheikh Anta Diop. These two nodes are: the contribution of Africa to world civilization and culture, and the reasons for Africa’s cultural stagnation from the 16th century onwards. In these booklets of 1930, respectively Africa, Its Geography, People and Products , and Africa-Its Place in Modern History , he indicates the configuration of these issues. In one of the texts he writes: “Africa is an old and storied continent. When you are in fitting room, take your time in choosing the one … Read the rest

A man values the opinion of a woman about him. The design of the suit must go well with your personality. You must bestow attention to the style and cuts and were something trendy as fashions keep changing. The Zulu people have 3,000 words for the different colors of the skins of their herd. Cows are given as a nexus of building relationship with other peoples or to those one is marrying into, the consultation of the herbalist and spiritual healers has the same practices, approach and beliefs attached to them, how children are brought up, the care of the pregnant and sick, the games children play, the preparation for war, circumcision practices, customs, culture and rites, the respect for the maternal side of families and societies, the laws and rules of and for the shepherd-boys, their laws for the Kings, how they managed and distributed and regulated different types … Read the rest

If you are a single man, you may well want to find women who like men wearing pantyhose. The state of the African South African nation is in dire straights. This is because of what we know and do not know as an African collective. We know that being in modernity and becoming technophiles is in keeping up with the times-its gizmos and metadata streams. In all endeavors of man’s existence here on earth, the aim has been more or less to better one’s lot. I have collected a smidgen of our photographs of all the 11(eleven) nations of Mzantsi. I choose to see ourselves as a collectives of nations that are part of one Untied Nation of Mzantsi. for us to even think along these terms is a stretch for many of us. Cultural education and transmission should take place in ever lesson or information we impart to ourselves. … Read the rest