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the Akan Throne
This date is the second day of Kwanzaa or Kujichaguli, meaning Self-determination in Swahili.
This second principle of the Nguzo Saba expresses itself in both commitment and practice. It requires that we as African people define and develop ourselves instead of allowing or encouraging others to do this.
It demands that we recover our memory and once again shape our world in our own image and interest. Kujichagulia focuses on defining identity and Afro-centric thought and practice.
Kawanza: A celebration of family, community and culture
by Maulana Karenga,
University of Sankore Press, Los Angeles
Copyright 1998, by Malulana Karenga