Online Fashion Catalogue

KISUA (which is Kiswahili for cloth) is a fabulous online catalogue that displays women and men’s clothing, varying from sophisticated to casual wear. Even Beyoncé has worn some of KISUA’s clothing. Check out this website and you will NOT be disappointed.

P.S. Come to our fashion show NEXT SATURDAY 2/28 @ 6:30 in the DUC!!


African Bloggers Changing African Fashion

Hello all!elissa

On this blog, we try our best to bring about things pertinent to Africa. Whether it is African culture, children, clandestine practices, or even the cloth, we try to hone in on what is interesting. Today we will be talking about the cloth.

Fashion has come a long way in promoting authentic African cloth. It has been exhibited in many forms, such as various fashion shows, magazines, and social media. One particular format in social media African fashion has excelled in is in blogs. And as an African-focused blog, we are inspired by these bloggers. Take a look at some of the bloggers that are changing the game:

Don’t forget about our Fashion Show on Saturday, February 28th in Tisch Commons!!




On October 12th, ASA had its community service event PROJECT AMBITION! High school aged children from Rise Together Ministries and the Senegalese community came to Wash U to get an early taste of college life. Here are some photos.

Alicia Keys Chiming in on Bring Back Our Girls


Six months later, the majority of the girls have yet to be found. Earlier in the year, ASA held a Roundtable Discussion about this very event and how the use of the # can bring notoriety to the event, but also reduce the magnitude of the event. Is she serving as a reductionist to the kidnapping? Is she bringing it back to light? It’s definitely something to think about.

Africa Week Fall 2014 Events!!

Africa is two (yes, TWO) weeks away! We are so excited to unveil our “Unmasking” theme for this year! Check out our events!!

Unmasking Ebola: Myths & Misconceptions:

  • Come listen to Nigerian epidemiologist Dr. James Ogedegbe (M.D., M.P.H.,)  and Director of Disease Control for the State of Florida Health department, will discuss Ebola and media’s effect on African countries

Trivia Night!

  • Test your knowledge (or even gain some knowledge) on all things Africa! All are welcome!

Miss Africa Pageant

  • Watch talented, beautiful, young ladies showcase their beauty as well as their intellect in a chance to win this year’s Miss Africa!

Africa Marketplace

  • Fabrics. Jewelry. Beads. Prints. Get a taste of Africa’s authentic artistry at our very own marketplace!

Stay tuned for more information regarding Africa Week on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Look out for #asaunmasked!

Upcoming Africa Week Events

Africa week is coming soon! Starting February 24th through the 28th we will be hosting a wide range of events to teach the WashU community about Africa. The events include:

Monday- Yum! Where’s it From? 6-8pm
Tuesday- Roundtable with Yomi Abiola 4-5:30pm
Wednesday- Africa Jeopardy 8:30-10pm
Thursday- ASA Pageant 7-9pm
Friday- Annual Fashion Show 7-9pm

Check back here for more information on these events as we get closer to Africa Week 2014!