Sept. 26 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – CYPRIAN EKWENSI


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.


Above: “Little Nemo in Slumberland” by Winsor McCay. Click to enlarge.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Friedrich Nietzsche

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OCTOBER 15 — FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
German philosophical giant, poet, brilliant aphorist.
“Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

OCTOBER 15, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ISRA’ & ME‘RAJ.
Saragossa, Spain: PARADE OF THE GIANTS (20-30 feet high)
and Dwarves (man-sized, with enormous heads), with Moorish
dances and fireworks.
MERTZ OF ALL POSSIBLE MERTZES.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 15 IN HISTORY…
1844 — Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche born, Röcken, Prussian Saxony.
1905 — First appearance of McCay’s ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland.”
1923 — Italian cyber-fabulist Italo Calvino born, Cuba.
1926 — French philosopher Michel Foucault born, Poitiers, Vienne.
1946 — German Nazi leader Hermann Goering commits suicide.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective