Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day: A Complete Guide for Making Kwanzaa a Part of Your Life (Paperback)

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From preparation to celebration, make your Kwanzaa a family tradition

Traditionally, Kwanzaa brings family, friends, and the community together for a winter celebration. But Kwanzaa can be a part of your life year-round. The 20 million people of African descent who celebrate this holiday steeped in cultural richness observe the holiday for its seven principles--principles that inspire the individual and promote community. Whether you're a first-time celebrant or a seasoned veteran, Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day is a must-have reference for making Kwanzaa special for you and your loved ones. With this book, you'll learn:

- Planning for daily observance and festive gatherings
- The seven principles at the heart of Kwanzaa
- How to involve everyone in your Karamu (feast)
- Recipes for traditional dishes you can make at home
- Zawadi (gifts) that reflect your values
- Popular Kwanzaa songs and even one Kwanzaa rap
- Where to find the best Kwanzaa accessories
- And more

Let this holiday guide show you how to turn your Kwanzaa observance into a way of life to enrich your family, friends, and community.

"Of the several books on Kwanzaa, few are invested with such utility as Maitefa Angaza's thorough-going discussion and analysis . . . a meaningful, wonderful guide." --Herb Boyd, author of We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement As It Happened

About the Author

Maitefa Angaza is an editor, author, and producer. Her published work includes Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day. Additionally, Angaza organizes various programs including Heads Up! A Soulful Celebration of Our HAIRitage and serves as the editor of the literary quarterly African Voices. She is also a board member for Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, African Voices Communications, and Kalabash Food Coop.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780758216656
ISBN-10: 0758216653
Publisher: Dafina Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2007
Pages: 253
Language: English