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!!
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!!
Here is the official flyer highlighting all our events for Africa Week! One more week! #asaunmasked
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.
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 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
- 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!
- 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!
The African Film festival is finally here! We hope to see you in Brown 100 sometime this weekend to check out the amazing films that are being screened there for FREE. Go to http://wupa.wustl.edu/africanfilm/ for a complete list and description of the films being shown.
This year the theme for Africa Week is MADE IN AFRICA. To promote the week of events we held a photo campaign allowing people to show their African pride! Check out the pictures below!
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!
This Friday night is ASA’s annual Africa Nite! Join us at 5pm in the Gargoyle for entertainment, free food, socializing, trivia, and much more. We look forward to seeing you all there!!
Check out the flyer attached below!
africa nite flyer