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Kwanzaa : a celebration of family, community, and culture

Author: Karenga, Maulana.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : University of Sankore Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Commemorative edView all editions and formats
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Kwanzaa: a celebration of family, community, and culture.
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Karenga, Maulana.
Kwanzaa.
Los Angeles, Calif. : University of Sankore Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607085000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karenga, Maulana.
ISBN: 0943412218 9780943412214
OCLC Number: 37180812
Description: xvi, 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface to the commemorative edition --
Preface to the first edition --
Essentials of Kwanzaa: Summary: Origins --
Fundamental activities --
Essential values --
Symbols --
Greetings --
Swahili pronunciation --
Gifts --
Colors and decorations --
Kwanzaa: roots and branches: Introduction: cultural synthesis: Central African roots: First-fruits celebrations --
Ingathering of the people --
Reverence for the creator and creation --
Commemoration of the past --
Recommitment to cultural ideals --
Celebration of the good --
African American branch --
National and Pan-African meaning --
Reaffirming and restoring culture --
Reinforcing the bonds between us --
Introducing and reinforcing the nguzo saba --
Practicing self-determination --
Conclusion: a cultural choice --
Values of Kwanzaa: Introduction: Kawaida philosophy --
Nguzo saba (seven principles): Principle of umoja (unity) --
Principle of kujichagulia (self-determination) --
Principle of ujima (collective work and responsibility) --
Principle of ujamaa (cooperative economics) --
Principle of nia (purpose) --
Principle of kuumba (creativity) --
Principle of Imani (faith) --
Symbols of kwanzaa: Introduction: Symbols: Mazao (crops) --
Mkeka (mat) --
kinara (candle holder) --
muhindi (corn) --
mishumaa saba (seven candles) --
Kikombe cha umoja (unity cup) --
Zawadi (gifts) --
Bendera (flag) --
Nguzo saba poster (seven principles poster --
Activities of kwanzaa: Basic activities: Pouring tambiko (libation) --
Raising the names of the ancestors --
Tamshi la tambiko (libation statement) --
Harambee --
Lighting of the Mishumaa (candles) --
Day of meditation (siku ya taamuli) --
Umoja night and the candle lighting ceremony --
Karamu (feast) --
Decorating for Kwanzaa: Participation of children --
Tamshi la tutaonana (farewell statement) --
Fundamental questions about Kwanzaa: an interview --
Swahili terminology: Kwanzaa greeting.
Responsibility: Maulana Karenga.

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