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.
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.
This September sees the not-for-profit supermarket project on the road again in south London to recruit more new members.
The Afrikan Food Hall will be holding an open membership day in Brixton where people can sign up to the new African and Caribbean fresh food store where they will save up to 30 per cent on their shopping when the store opens. Come to our free open membership day for the Afrikan food hall on Sat September 26 Brixton Library in London. Events start at 2 pm ends 7 pm.