Zuri Dispatch 11.30.21 // The Holidays are Upon Us!

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Now that everything around us smells of pumpkin spice and pine trees and cloves, we realized that it might be time to think about holiday giftables!

First off, we're so excited to be stocking holiday cards (in addition to all-season cards!) from the fabulous Lulu Kitololo! Inspired by the flora and fauna of East Africa, these cards are sure to brighten any gift! We're also stocking a limited quantity of Lulu's gorgeous kanga-inspired notebooks for the writers in your life!

Looking for a cozy way to spend the holidays without leaving home? Our robes are just the thing! With patch pockets for your phone and a belted tie closure, you may never take it off!

For all those cooks in the family who could use a pop of color in the kitchen, our aprons will hide all kind of drips and dribbles, and might even inspire some more veggie-tastic new bites!

We're all about the zero waste production, especially because it means that we get to make all kinds of patchwork goodies with our offcuts! From our incredibly cute kids' dresses to our super versatile belts, to our take them everywhere tote bags, we've got patchwork for everyone!

We couldn't be more excited to share with you our newest collection of art prints by Dennis Muraguri! In Kenya, matatus are the main form of public transportation, and matatu culture is a vibrant reflection of the here and now. These very special, signed digital reproductions of original woodcut prints are a colorful and eye-catching addition to any space!

Last but not least, don't forget about our bits and bobs! From our beaded keychains to our soft cotton kikois, to our stuffed animals and woven bowls, we've got everyone on your list covered!

WHAT WE'RE READING // Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
This month, we've been reading Ubax's December book club pick, Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson.

Described as “tender poetry, a love song to Black art and thought” by Yaa Gyasi (author of Homegoing), we're wrapping ourselves up in this intimate, velvety novella, and we're really looking forward to discussing it with you on Dec. 12th!

We're zooming at 12 PM EST/9 AM PST/8 PM CAT and we'd love to see you there! Please register here to join us :)
 
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO // As She Rises
Centering native voices and women of color, this podcast shares stories and sounds from around the US depicting climate change and its effects. Through poetry and poets, we experience a new perspective on the climate crisis and hopefully new inspiration on what we can do!  
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO // Zap Mama
 This delightfully surprising a capella album melds polyphonic and afro-pop music, infused with African vocal techniques. Born in DRC and raised in Belgium, Marie Daulne believes, "The voice is an instrument itself." Enjoy!

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