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African and Caribbean Celebrations

Illustrated by Gail Johnson and Caroline Glanville

224 pp.  

Hawthorn Press


Published:  October 2007


African and Caribbean Celebrations offers a unique introduction to the rich and varied festival traditions of the African diaspora. The book blends information with practical activities, allowing readers to engage creatively with the subject.

The author provides the history and traditions of Junkonnu, Carnival, Crop Over, and the other key events of the festival calendar—all beautifully illustrated and brought to life with stories, songs, games, recipes, crafts, and activities. Contents include Festivals and Food; Music, Dance, and the Oral Tradition; Rites of Passage; and a bibliography of resources for further reading.

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