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African and Caribbean Celebrations

October 2007
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    15th October 2007
  • ISBN 9781903458006
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.

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.

Topics include festivals and food; music, dance, and oral tradition; rites of passage; and a bibliography and reading resources.

Gail Johnson

Gail Johnson was born in England and the daughter of a Jamaican father and English mother. She works as a teacher in a children’s center in Gloucester. Gail has a passion for recording history, especially that of Caribbean community members who have settled in Gloucestershire. In 2001, she won an award for Services to Education in Gloucestershire.