Accuracy in Academia’s executive director, Malcolm A. Kline, has an article in USA TODAY about the less-than-African roots of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa, the “Pan-African holiday” celebrated at the end of each year, is exclusively American, discovers Malcolm Kline. Kline draws on the experiences of his family—his wife is a native of Zimbabwe—and finds that Kwanzaa is more West Coast than West African.
He has found that, like his Africa-born wife, most Africans never heard of Kwanzaa until arriving in the United States. Even then, he finds, most are hard put to describe the holiday.
You can read the article here.
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