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African and Caribbean Celebrations (Festivals) [Paperback]

By Gail Johnson, Anna Kirkland (Editor), Thomas W. Cuddy (Contributor), Eleanor Criswell (Contributor), Kim Forss (Contributor), Jim Shooter, Becky Freeman & B. Teissier (Editor)
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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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Pages   178
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2008
Publisher   Hawthorn Press
ISBN  1903458005  
ISBN13  9781903458006  

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More About Gail Johnson, Anna Kirkland, Thomas W. Cuddy, Eleanor Criswell, Kim Forss, Jim Shooter, Becky Freeman & B. Teissier

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gail Johnson worked in the federal government for over a decade before pursuing a career teaching public administration at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She currently is an adjunct at Portland Community College. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master of Public Administration and a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. Her most recent book is Research Methods for Public Administrators, 2nd edition (2009 M.E. Sharpe) and she is starting to work on the 3rd edition. She maintains the and blogs. For fun, she works with friend Mary Williams on the blog. And she sometimes work on her son's website,, to make it easy for people to locate and support local businesses in Portland.

Gail Johnson was born in 1947 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Independent Researcher, USA.

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Holidays
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