The Preservation of African identity in the diaspora through traditional clothing

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Watson Children's Program Room

Event Details

Traditional African clothing is as diverse as the African continent itself. It cannot be summarized as Dashiki shirts or print dresses.  It is more than that: From the bright and colourful beadwork worn by the Ndebele people in South Africa to the wide sleeved robes worn by the Hausa-Fulani in Nigeria. To understand the meanings and significance of traditional African clothing, and its relationship with identity we need to retrace the steps of those who walked before us. It was influenced by a variety of things such as ethnicity, values, beliefs, migration, colonization and trade. Join Sibonile Chimanikire as she unpacks the history and importance of traditional African clothing in relation to identity.
Event Type(s): Adults and Seniors
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)

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