Who Are the Fulani People & Their Origins?

Tarig Anter on Protect & Reinvent Democracy

Fulani Presence and Movement in West Africa

Fula or Fulani or Fulbe (the latter being an Anglicization of the word in their language, Fulɓɓe) are an ethnic group of people spread over many countries, predominantly in West Africa, but found also in Central Africa and The Sudan of east Africa. The countries in Africa where they are present include Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Niger, Togo, the Central African Republic, Ghana, Liberia, and as far as Sudan in the east. Fulas are not a majority in every country they live, but in Guinea they represent a plurality of the population (largest single group).

There are also many names (and spellings of the names) used in other languages to refer to the Fulɓe. Fulani in English is borrowed from the Hausa term. Fula, from Manding languages is…

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Exploring the African Continent…


Baisil Kincaid is an artist in residence at Art Connect International and a member of the St. Louis Reclamation Arts Team. Having lived and worked in Ghana for almost a year, he indulges in creative ventures that go to quench his thirst for life, as he puts it; “I make art for fun, for intellectual & spiritual exploration, for discipline and emotional expression.”  He displayed a large scale public installation just last month consisting of works made from discarded scratch cards found in the Accra La vicinity formally used to purchase cell phone call credits or Wi-Fi data bundles.(photo credit: artist)


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“My team and I have been making modular two dimensional works that stand alone as individual works of art, as well as working together seamlessly for when we stage public installation work.”
He goes on to explain that he was drawn to the scratch cards by their radiant…

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Nice and Racist: What Ellen Degeneres Teaches Us About Racism

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