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Last month some of the MaRobert's team were invited to celebrate East African culture with the Edinburgh University International Development Society. More specifically, we were celebrating the University of Edinburgh's introduction of Swahili language courses for undergraduates. The university already has courses available for postgraduates and we were excited to hear that this opportunity had been extended to undergraduates too.
Attending the event was an absolute delight and the evening was a great opportunity to learn about Swahili culture and show support for the local East African community.
The night began with a screening of a short Kenyan/German film entitled 'Soul Boy', which sees a young Kenyan boy named Abila fight for his father's lost soul amid the bustling streets of Nairobi. Next came our favourite part of the night - the food. Provided by Jambo Grill, we were given a selection of delicious and fragrant dishes to help ourselves to! Lamb curry, coconut rice, sweet potatoes, and, of course, pili pili sauces were amongst the many choices displayed on the irresistible smorgasbord.
After the food had settled the night's energy was revived by a performance from the university's African Drumming Society. The musicians were certainly lively and soon filled the room with atmospheric rhythms. The night ended with the raffle prize draw for which we had donated a selection of MaRobert's cooking sauces - they were very well received, of course. We even took a prize home ourselves - a bottle of Konyagi!
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the University of Edinburgh International Development Society for their kind invitation, their warm hospitality, and a fantastic evening. Asante guys