About the book What is tradition? Tradition is defined as �an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought or action the handing down of beliefs and customs by word of mouth or by example without written instruction.� African traditions are beliefs, customs, and cultures that are handed down from one generation to another. General African Traditions� will reveal African traditions in marriage from previous generations of the African people, to the present, in order to bring about positive changes, to educate, to promote understanding, and to entertain through stories of Africans and non-Africans alike.
Dr. Patience Turtoe Sanders was born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. She has a doctorate in Christian psychology, master�s degrees in Christian education and public administration, a bachelor's degree in education, a Nigerian certificate in education, a license in practical nursing, and a post baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies. She taught educational psychology in college for eight years, worked as a writer and as a nurse. She was elected Public Relations Officer for the Obafemi Awolowo University Alumni Association for three years, and was appointed Master of Ceremonies for the Nigerian Organization for Better Life for Rural Women for two years. Dr. Turtoe-Sanders is a preacher. She lives in the United States with her husband, Ernest, and two children, Nicole T. and Nyphen T. Sanders.