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Kids Stuff

World-Learning Tools for Kids!

The Juma books are a wonderful resource for parents wishing to expand their child’s understanding of the world. The Juma series explores Africa’s many gifts, the power of family, and the Swahili language. This series is a fun and intellectually stimulating addition to your child’s bookshelf.

Written with conscience by Lisa Marie Burgess and illustrated with care by Abdul M. Gugu. 

Juma and Little Sungura
Juma doesn’t want to be an only child and finally gets his wish for a baby sister. This first book introduces Juma and Tanzania explaining naming traditions, the Swahili words for family members, and a bit of geography. By Lisa Maria Burgess, Illustrations by Abdul M. Gugu.
Price: $10.00
Juma's Dhow Race
Juma hides and inadvertently joins the annual Dhow Race around the islands of Zanzibar. Learn more about Swahili boat culture, Stone Town, and Changuu Island, comes complete with a glossary of Swahili words. By Lisa Maria Burgess, Illustrated by Abdul M. Gugu
Price: $10.00
Juma on Safari
Juma and his family travel from Dar es Salaam across the Serengeti to visit his grandmother. They encounter elephants, giraffes, and other animals and see Mt. Kilimanjaro. By Lisa Maria Burgess, Illustrated by Abdul M. Gugu
Price: $10.00
Juma Cooks Chapati
Juma and his sister eat chapati and then learn how to make the bread themselves over an open fire, despite the antics of Crow who steals one of the chapati. This story introduces food, life in the city, children's games, and various Swahili words. By Lisa Maria Burgess, Illustrated by Abdul M. Gugu
Price: $10.00

Cook Like Chef Ahmed!

The Jambo Cookbook is here!

The long anticipated cookbook by Chef Ahmed Obo is now available.  The Jambo Café Cookbook: My Journey from Africa to America is part memoir and part cookbook, Chef Ahmed shares 70 recipes including traditional Swahili fare, Jambo Café favorites, and completely new creations.


Jambo Gear!


We love you! The Jambo Community are some of the most kind-hearted people around. We so appreciate seeing a Jambo Café T-shirt or hat around town and beyond. Bring Jambo home with you—wherever that is—and spread the Jambo love by sharing food together, being good to one another, and giving to those in need..





Spice It Up!


Spices are the way in East African cooking. It is influenced by foods, sauces, and seasonings from countries circling the Indian Ocean. From chile to cinnamon to cardamom to curry, Jambo Imports carries the most delectable spices and spices blends available. Chef Ahmed’s proprietary curry blends are available alongside spices specifically used in the recipes from his cookbook.