Mkeka


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Mkeka

Dr. Kanrenga states, “The mkeka is the symbol of tradition and extension history.” He adds, “Since Kwanzaa seeks to inspire appreciation and practice of values which aid us in our lives and struggle, the stress on tradition and history become unavoidable.” One can not escape tradition and history, for they form the foundation on which correct knowledge and true understanding are built. The ancestors understood this clearly, as illustrated by the following proverb: “If you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.”