From the Register-Mail:
With students from 48 countries and 47 states, Knox College has been recognized as one of the most diverse and international colleges in America.
Each year at the collegeâ€™s International Fair, the public is invited to experience culture, cuisines and entertainment from around the world….
Abena Quainoo, a Knox senior from Botswana, is president of Harambee Club, whose members will be preparing several African dishes. Quainoo and co-chef Ewurama-Abaka Sampson, a senior from Ghana, plan a menu of Jollof Rice â€” rice stewed in spicy sauce with vegetables and beef â€” as well as fried plantains, pea stew, home-style salad and homemade toffee.
Most of the dishes originate from West Africa, but the cooking crew is from Nigeria, Burkina-Faso, Ghana, Botswana, Albania and the United States.
â€œBack home, food is what brings people together under any circumstance,â€ Quainoo said. â€œIt is a real pleasure to be able to achieve that in a land that is foreign to most of us.â€