Scotland's Year of Stories 2022 Project: Solidarity for All - Africa Delice

This community cooking session took place in Glasgow. The aim was to teach the community how to cook dishes from different African Cultures and to hold a celebration event involving the wider community.

Mireille Njike:

"The aim of the event is for refugees to have a forum through which they can meet new faces and share the struggles they have encountered from leaving their countries to the difficulties here in Glasgow. We offer an avenue for people to know they are not alone and through some stories shared, we are hopeful that many can be encouraged."

"We understand everybody's experience both in their home countries and here in Glasgow may be different, through this event, we give the floor to different people from different countries to share their experiences, hence contributing to their healing process. We also give the opportunity for people to share tips and advice about how they overcame the trauma from back home and the challenges here in Glasgow. We will encourage lots of socialisation so people get to know each other and fight the number one issue amongst immigrants which are isolation ad the sense of not belonging.

"In addition, the grant will be used to get items with which we will teach the participants how to cook a meal from 1 country. Through this we aim to promote the learning of cooking skills and maintenance of cultural heritage."

"The food we cooked for year of stories 2022 was from different African countries and Scottish
Ndole and bobolo from Cameroon
Achieke and fish from ivory Coast
Makayabo and chikwan from Congo
Egusi and pound yam from Nigeria
Steak pie from Scotland and many more; the events was amazing"

This event was supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund was delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

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People cook traditional African dishes on a table in a large hall
Ⓒ Africa Delice

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