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I Feel Sooo....African Authentic Art, Apparel, and Accessories From Africa To You

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF THE I FEEL SOOO....AFRICAN NEWSLETTER. THIS WEEKS TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • CELEBRATION OF KWAME NKRUMAH’S BIRTHDAY
  • THE HISTORY OF ANKARA PRINT
  • HOW TO OBTAIN A PASSPORT AND YELLOW FEVER VACCINE
  • PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK
  • AFRICAN YOUTUBERS
  • VALUED CLIENT PHOTOS
  • HOW TO GET A $25 IN-STORE CREDIT
  • COUPON FOR FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.
FIRST PRESIDENT OF GHANA KWAME NKRUMAH

Happy bornday to the revolutionary Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. September 21st is now a national holiday in Ghana, in his honor. Although Nkrumah was overthrown and exiled in 1966, he is still a national treasure. The people of Ghana destroyed much of his memorabilia but President Rawlings had much of it restored and put on display at the Kwame Nkrumah museum. Ghanaians say Nkrumah turned into a dictator, but he still remained the driving force behind Ghana gaining its independence with many of the other African nations following suit. Nkrumah was also co-president in other African nations such as Guinea and helped them to gain independence and defeat colonialism.

A LOOK AT GHANA’S HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION

Nana at the Kwame Nkrumah Museum in Accra

Ankara print fabrics are usually bold, bright, colorful, and found abundantly on the African continent. Many of the garments, handbags, accessories, and headwraps, at www.feelsoafrican.com are made out of the various Ankara fabrics. Learn more about the history and function of these cultural pieces as you proudly wear your I Feel Sooo....African purchases.

YOUR GATEWAY TO THE WORLD

Are you ready to travel outside of your native country? We must admit, we are partial to visiting Africa because all of our art, accessories, and apparel originate in Africa, (primarily Ghana), but traveling to any of the other continents is important and expands your world view. Your first step to traveling internationally is to obtain your passport. This is a relatively easy process that you can complete yourself after carefully understanding what is required of you. Speaking personally, passport renewal in the age of COVID-19 has been slow (6 months actually), because all of the national passport offices were closed. Once they gradually reopened, the passports were issued relatively quickly. Normal turnaround time on passports is 6-8 weeks but we recommend submitting your application in advance of your travels. Here is the link to the official U.S. State Department Passport Application.

VACCINES ARE MANDATORY TO TRAVEL TO MANY COUNTRIES IN AFRICA

MOSQUITOES SPREAD YELLOW FEVER

Plan Ahead!! If you are thinking of traveling to Africa or South America, you will most likely need to get a yellow fever vaccine but make sure that you research entry requirements to your country of travel. Prior to our first visit to Ghana, we had always heard, incorrectly I might add, that multiple shots were required to enter the country. Having traveled from the U.S. to Africa numerous times, the only vaccine that has been required is yellow fever. Once you embark off of your flight, immigration agents will ask for your passport and proof of yellow fever vaccination. You must have your vaccination proof in hand or you will be immediately sent back to your home country. Due to COVID-19, it has become more difficult to receive your yellow fever vaccine so identify and schedule your appointment well in advance. Please review the national sites that administer the vaccine and happy, safe travels!

SEE OUR VIDEO WITH THE FEATURED PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK

AFRICAN YOUTUBERS TO WATCH

YouTube is the premier channel for video content across the globe. You can locate a video on virtually any topic that you can think of, making the social media platform attractive to a wide array of people. There has been an onslaught of African Youtubers who are producing content about the motherland focusing on culture, modernization, economics, entrepreneurship, citizenship, and a host of other engaging topics. Here are some of our favorite African Youtubers and we thank you in advance for liking, sharing, and subscribing to their channels.

WODE MAYA

JASMINE AMA

PASSPORT HEAVY

THE ACHEAMPONG FAMILY

IVY PROSPER

PICS OF OUR CLIENTS IN THEIR FEEL SO AFRICAN PURCHASES, ALL AVAILABLE AT WWW.FEELSOAFRICAN.COM

GET $25 TO GO SHOPPING AT WWW.FEELSOAFRICAN.COM

We are giving away $25 in-store shopping credits! In order to receive your credit, you must email us a video product review that tells us how much you love your I Feel Sooo....African purchase. The video should be one minute or less and must be emailed to feelsoafrican@gmail.com. Once we receive your video and you release your permission to use the video in store promotions, we will email your code to receive the $25 credit. Thank you all for being the best part of I FEEL SOOO....AFRICAN! ****CANNOT BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER OFFERS****

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We love our customers and clients! That’s why we are offering free shipping in the U.S. through September 30, 2020. Enter the code FREESHIP at checkout to receive your discount! ****CANNOT BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER OFFERS****

Credits:

Created with images by Ian Kiragu - "Liberty" • Amanda Bartel - "IDS_UNTITLED_PHOTO_NAME" • Luke Littlefield - "IDS_UNTITLED_PHOTO_NAME" • jackmac34 - "buffer passport travel" • CDC - "IDS_UNTITLED_PHOTO_NAME" • ekamelev - "insect bespozvonochnoe nature" • stux - "tv youtube hf 1" • Morning Brew - "IDS_UNTITLED_PHOTO_NAME" • geralt - "facebook internet network" • TheDigitalArtist - "instagram social media symbol"