Afro Fest 2013: One Africa with many faces

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Afro Fest is a unique way to celebrate African culture. Hosted by McMaster African Students Association, this annual event celebrates and highlights African heritage and culture, with a fashion show, poetry, cultural music from all parts of Africa. Open to the public, this year’s Afro Fest took place on March 23 at Sheraton Hotel.

On behalf of Illuminessence, Anna Ngarukiye and photographer Issac Augusta caught up with the event organizers for a Q & A and captured highlights of the event.

Featured image by Issac Augusta

Born in Uganda and raised in Rwanda until the age of five, Rachel had lived in more than five countries before the age of ten. She is currently a second year student at McMaster University majoring in social sciences and wishes to pursue a career in criminal law.




    March 6, 2016 at 1:13 am

    High praise for Julius also comes in TI, Expeditions, 31 – just seven seiotcns before the one David first mentions. It’s the one called “Another problem of Diet”. The diet of Caesar, that is, his continuous outdoor military life, Nietzsche here reads as a “preservative and protective” measure in support of what he calls “that subtle machine working at the highest pressure which is called genius.”Caesar is thus an example of such a genius for Nietzsche.And given section 38, Nietzsche would likely say that Caesar as genius, as a “finest type”, needs such healthy dietetic measures for support because like all great geniuses, he is “five steps from tyranny”, that is, five steps from being overrun and rent apart by the tremendous storehouse of instincts inside him.Presumably he earns his freedom by declaring war on these instincts, by subjugating them, then mobilising them for other wars and winning a space for freedom.It’s like when Alexander defeats Darius – he achieves not just a space of freedom for all Hellenes, but also for himself; he is able to resist destroying himself by mobilising the force and sending it elsewhere for a while, and for a worthy purpose.But contrary to what a different David, a David N. McNeil* argues – I don’t think Socrates belongs in this great, free-genius category for Nietzsche [*see “On the Relationship of Alcibiades’ Speech to Nietzsche’s ‘Problem of Socrates'”, in ed. P. Bishop, ‘Nietzsche & Antiquity’, 2004].No doubt the instincts of Socrates for Nietzsche are also in anarchy, “five steps from excess”(TI, Problem, 9), but he only masters them by becoming a master decadent, which Nietzsche conjectures he may have with the willing manner of his death even admitted to in the end – as if saying to himself, “Socrates is no physician… death alone is a physician here… Socrates has only been a long time sick…”(TI, Problem, 12)The problem with Socrates was that his way of coping, his solution, was an anti-nature, hyper-rationalising morality, and hence a bad diet more a prison than a freedom – that’s what I think Nietzsche is saying. David N. McNeil seems to want to sneak Socrates into the same category as Goethe-Caesar, etc., plus attribute this to Nietzsche.



    April 3, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Sehr Geehrte Dämmen und Herren.

    Wir wollen gerne eine Promotion stand im eure Festival haben, bitte bestätigen sie das und sagen
    Sie uns, wie viele Leute sie erwarte, und wie viele Euro kosten, 3×3 Meter stand ohne Strom und Wasser und 0.80cm Promotion stand.

    Schonen grüßen
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