Julius Maada Wonie Bio (1964- )

His Excellency Julius Maada Wonie Bio, the 33rd of 35 children, was born on May 12, 1964, in Tihun, Bonthe District, Sierra Leone, to Charlie Bio II, a Sherbro Paramount Chief of Sogbini Chiefdom, who had nine wives. Julius’ biological mother was Amina. Bio graduated … Read MoreJulius Maada Wonie Bio (1964- )

Milton Augustus Margai (1895-1964)

Milton Augustus Margai was the first prime minister of independent Sierra Leone. Margai was born on December 7, 1895, in Gbangbatoka, Sierra Leone, the eldest of 18 children. His father, M.E.S. Margai was a prominent businessman. Young Milton was the grandson of a famous Mende … Read MoreMilton Augustus Margai (1895-1964)

TransAtlantic Food Migration: The African Culinary Influence on the Cuisine of the Americas

In the article below, culinary historian Diane M. Spivey describes the centuries-old diaspora of African foods and cooking traditions in North and South America. Africa has been a major contributor to the cuisine of North and South America although this contribution has long been overlooked, … Read MoreTransAtlantic Food Migration: The African Culinary Influence on the Cuisine of the Americas