Where is rum and sugar from? What are there connections to Africa? This article is about rum, sugar and human property; a tapestry of trade woven into the histories of the Caribbean, Britain, America and Africa. In addition to finding out where rum comes from the reader will find out about how European wealth on a massive scale was generated from the work of enslaved Africans in the Caribbean for generations which has created an imbalance in power right up to today based on the business of international trade.
Not many consumers who drink coffee know about the history of their money drink and it connection to Africa. If you ask a person today about coffee the first thing that may come into their mind is Italian espresso or latte with a french croissant. Not many people know that the coffee bean has a history beyond Europe and the Americas.
Engaged African adult and children desire a different story that is for them. They want female characters that would become icons to the African girl growing up to give them something to aspire to that they too can be heroes and it’s not an all male field. Black teenagers need black superheroes role models, a champion and more.
Dr Pamela A.S Greene author of Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes is a Black Hero in the Hall of Fame.
Pam was a scientist nutritionist, home economist and free-lance consultant in health communication. She pursued a course in Nutrition at the University of London and returned to Sierra Leone in 1964 as Sierra Leone’s first trained nutritionist. She was appointed as the first head of the Home Economics Department at Njala University.