Adopting more knowledge about Africa

Two American teens, Carly and Jenny, were quizzing each other about Africa.Africamap_2

Carly: "Which country did Angelina Jolie adopt her daughter Sahara from?

Jenny: "Ethiopia. Everyone knows that."

Carly: "Yeah, that was too easy. Okay, your turn."

Jenny: "In which country did Angelina give birth to her daughter Shiloh?"

Carly: "Namibia of course!"

Jenny: "Yeah, that was easy too. Okay, your turn."

Carly: "From which country is Madonna trying to adopt David Banda?"

Jenny: "Malawi. I could have answered that in my sleep."

Carly: "Okay, let me think of something else. Which country is Nelson Mandela from?"

Jenny: "Nelson who?"

Carly: "Mandela."

Jenny: "Who’s that?"

Carly: "I’m not sure. Some old guy who was on Oprah when she visited South Africa."

If you enjoyed this piece, you'll love Melvin's novel Bala Takes the Plunge, available in North America through Amazon.com and McNallyRobinson.com You can also find it at major bookstores in India and Sri Lanka or online at FlipKart, IndiaPlaza, FriendsofBooks or other sites. A number of readers have written reviews of the novel. An excerpt of the novel can be read here.

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