My family and I do a themed dinner every year, where we choose a region of the world and prepare a 5-course menu with recipes known for that region.
One year we did "African". Now Africa is a huge continent, but we have some picky eaters in the crowd and wanted plenty of recipes to choose from, to satisfy everyone.
What I remember best about the menu was that we did make Doro Wat (delicious) and several fried appetizers, including fried fava beans and whole fried okra.
The meal was a great success with everyone, and encouraged all of us to explore more African regional cuisines.