About Peace,Joy and Love:Christmas Across Africa by Terry Lister:
For some living in highly developed societies, Christmas is a time of exorbitant expense and sheer panic. Children are suddenly acutely aware of their conduct, and parents subconsciously feel pressured to tackle pricey wish lists.
But in Africa, Christmas is a little different, especially depending on the country you decide to visit.
Terry Lister’s experiences and research gives the reader a glimpse into the customs and practices of more than 13 African nations, delivering an educational taste of the traditional foods and common rituals. Vibrant photographs display the cultural variety and demonstrate the ways in which unlikely communities work together to make the season a festive time for all, including the most impoverished.
There are lessons to be learned and adventures to be had within the pages of this literary travel treasure. Explore Christmas in Africa and prepare to walk away challenged on the concepts of what it really means to have peace, joy and love during the holiday season.
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Today l am a traveller and a writer. I wasn’t always! Previously, l have been a partner in Deloitte accounting firm, a Minister in the Government of Bermuda and a realtor. But l always wanted to be a traveller so in 2014 I retired at 60 and have been a solo traveller ever since. I go on the road for eight weeks then home for eight and then off again.
When l retired l had been to 48 countries but in the last five years l have been to 52 spending between one week and six weeks in these countries. I have now been to 100 countries.It has been some journey! My first book, Immersed in West Africa, tells the tale of eight adventure filled weeks in five West African countries. Since then l have been to 18 additional African nations. I won the Daniel Literary Award along with eight other male authors in Bermuda in 2021.
But l am not always traveling. When relaxing l enjoy a good book, which must be historical or biographical. I would love to read other genres but there are enough great books in my area to keep me reading. My love for travel means l always have a few travel books on the go as preparation for my next trip. I do a lot of researching before l head out. I am looking to find those things that tourists either don’t do or don’t know about. Then with what little time l have left, l am a sports fan- cricket and football being my games. So little time to be bored!