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A spiritual herb

Khat, the mild hallucinogen favoured by many on the African continent, is mainly used for social purposes. But for some, this plant is part of religious rituals. Ancient Egyptians thought of it as a heavenly food and some Muslim sects chew it during prayer. Aslam, a South African Muslim of the Sufi sect, uses khat […]

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Fields of dreams

Immigrants entering into South Africa dont only bring their dreams of a better future over the borders, but also their culture and rituals. Hasina discovers a mysterious herb, Khat, that has set its root in the country. On the verge of Bird Street in Mayfair, Shukriyah sits with some other Somali women on a plastic […]

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