Words and phrases

Read on for the words and phrases found in the book.


Belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.


A small piece of glass, stone, or similar material that is threaded with others. 


A comb with a handle and long teeth used especially on Afro Curly hair.


A club or party at which people dance to pop music.


a Rastafarian hairstyle in which the hair is washed but not combed and twisted while wet into tight braids or ringlets hanging down on all sides.


Egypt is defined as a country in northeastern Africa. Cairo is the capital. 

Electric slide

Popular dance move from the 70s. Different cultures tend to call it different names.


Fashionable and exciting.


Something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition.

Himba tribe 

Are indigenous people with an estimated population of about 50,000 people living in northern Namibia and by the Kunene River in Angola.  


A precious stone, typically a single crystal or piece of a hard lustrous or translucent mineral cut into shape with flat facets or smoothed and polished for use as an ornament.


A republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast. 


A monumental structure with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top, especially one built of stone as a royal tomb in ancient Egypt.


Be cheeky or rude to someone.

Sat nav

Navigation depending on information received from satellites.

Soul train

American music-dance television program. The show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, dance/pop, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared.


An abundance of valuable possessions or money.


A covering for the head made of real or artificial hair. Also worn judges, barristers in law courts or by people trying to conceal their baldness.