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 twenty 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 Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day 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
Maitefa Angaza is the managing editor of African Voices, a nationally distributed Black literary and visual arts quarterly, and was former executive editor of The City Sun newspaper. She also works as a freelance journalist and editor and does some PR writing. Maitefa and her family have celebrated Kwanzaa for over 30 years and she has written on the subject for various publications. Her articles and reviews have also been published in Essence, Black Issues Book Review, The Network Journal, The Amsterdam News, Our Time Press, and other publications. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born and raised.