The author describes how today's African Americans can add meaning and substance to their lives by using step-by-step, detailed plans for incorporating African and Southern Black traditions into their modern ceremonies and celebrations. National ad/promo. Tour.
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African traditions are a growing part of Black culture and are especially significant to young people seeking a link with their heritage. In For Every Season, Barbara Eklof reviews the ceremonies of ancient Africa and America during slavery that surround the four major passages of the human experience: birth, adolescence, family bonds (including weddings and family reunions) and death. She describes how today's African-Americans can add meaning and substance to their lives using her step-by-step, detailed plans for incorporating these traditions into their modern celebrations. For example, she guides readers through the process of blending Western and African traditions in a wedding ceremony; provides instructions for creating Afrocentric birth announcements; and presents a prescription for a contemporary funeral that incorporates the ancient customs of Egyptians, West Africans and Ethiopians.
Inspirational and down-to-earth, For Every Season is for all African-Americans who would like to celebrate their cultural heritage and their present-day bonds.About the Author:
Barbara J. Eklof speaks regularly to corporate groups, women's groups, and school and church groups. She lives in Ellenwood, GA.
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