Practicing Kwanzaa Year Round
Affirmations & Activities Around the Seven Principles
Kwanzaa, a seven day holiday celebrated by African Americans nationwide, serves as an affirmation of positive ethnic values to identify with during a traditionally European, gift-oriented holiday season. Author Gwynelle Dismukes shows how the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) can guide and uplift our actions and decisions on a daily basis and be a vehicle for personal and collective empowerment.
The Seven Principles—unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith—are accompanied by African symbols and affirmations. This edition also features activities designed to put each principle into practice in a meaningful way.