SEPTEMBER 26 — CYPRIAN EKWENSI
Nigerian short story writer, committed journalist.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 26 IN HISTORY…
1774 — Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman born, Leominster, Massachusetts.
1869 — “Little Nemo” cartoonist Winsor McCay born, Woodstock, Canada.
1874 — American photographer Lewis Hine born, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
1899 — Nazi-synp existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger born, Messkirch.
1921 — Nigerian short-story writer, journalist Cyprian Ekwensi born, Minna.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
India: THE FEAST OF LAMPS, a memorial to the dead in which every lamp is lighted, a harvest feast is eaten, cakes are placed at crossroads for evil spirits to eat. Jains polish their jewelry, attend worship and have books blessed.
Gabon: FEAST OF ZAME YE MEBEGE, God of Narcotics.