Peace, Joy and Love

Christmas in Africa

Non-Fiction - Cultural
90 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2022
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Reviewed by Miche Arendse for Readers' Favorite

Peace, Joy and Love: Christmas in Africa by Terry Lister recounts the ways Christmas is celebrated in various African countries. It may come as a shock that Christmas is even celebrated in Africa but as you will come to find out each country has its way of celebrating this joyous occasion. The gift of giving, a delicious meal or a special time spent with the family, are all things that can be expected during the festive season.

Peace, Joy and Love by Terry Lister is a beautifully written book that serves to educate, enlighten and share with others how Christmas is celebrated in various countries. The countries mentioned in the book range from those that are well-known to others that many readers might not have heard about. I liked that so many various African countries were mentioned as it displays the cultural and economic differences between them. Having been born in Africa myself, I found it intriguing how other countries celebrate Christmas and how they differ from the way we celebrate here in South Africa.

I think my favorite chapter in the book was about The Gambia because although it is a predominantly Muslim country, they celebrate Christmas just as fervently. It attests to the level of respect the people in that country have for one another’s beliefs, which I think is beautiful. I enjoyed this book and I think it was very well written and put together.