After a Feast, Student Show Celebrates a Continent

The Africa Alliance hosted a couple of African-themed events recently, starting on Friday evening with “Tastes of Africa,” a dinner of traditional dishes cooked up by students. On Saturday evening, April 1, the student group organized the second annual “Pan-African Fashion Show” in Kresge Auditorium, featuring music, dance, poetry, and fashion.

The Africa Alliance says its mission is to facilitate cultural exchanges between students interested in Africa. This year, four students from Africa — specifically Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa — are studying at Bowdoin. Many other Bowdoin students have families who have emigrated from Africa.

Maurice Asare ’19 submitted this video, showing a peek into the dinner prep on Friday.

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