Atay (tea) culture of the Sahara

In Saharawi and Mauritanian culture tea is important. It is green tea served in small glasses known as Atay. Hosts must serve and guests drink three such glasses. For many more details, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on July 14, 2008 at 09:33 AM in Mauritania, Tea | Permalink

Alcohol and the Slave Trade in West Africa, 1400-1850

Charles Ambler, “Alcohol and the Slave Trade in West Africa, 1400-1850.” Drugs, labor, and colonial expansion. Ed. William Jankowiak and Daniel Bradburd. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2003, pp. 73 - 88.

Posted by Jon on April 19, 2006 at 03:14 PM in Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso , Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo | Permalink