What is the SAPE?

SAPE. Sexual Assault Prevention and Education.

What is the SAPE?

SAPE. Sexual Assault Prevention and Education.

Where did La Sape originate?

La Sape originated from Dandyism of the 19th century that was brought to Congo by colonialism. Colonial officers wanted their servants—or as they were called during that era “houseboys”—to dress in such a manner that would reflect the status of their masters.

Why did La Sape start?

La Sape can be traced back to the early years of colonialism. The French had set out to civilize African people by providing them with European second hand clothes as a bargaining tool to gain the devotion of the superiors.

How do you pronounce Sape?


  1. IPA: /ˈsa.pe/
  2. Rhymes: -ape.
  3. Hyphenation: sà‧pe.

When did La Sape originate?

This thesis explores the past, current, and future significance of la Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elégantes (la Sape), a social movement of well-dressed men that began in the two Congos in the 1980s.

What do Sapeurs do?

They are called sapeurs or members of the Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes (the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People). And when they go out, they turn the streets of Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, into a fashion runway. The sapeur style began as one of emulation.

What is Sapeur culture?

Who are the sapeurs of Congo?

Sapeurs represents the prosperity and peace in the region. Sapeurs are famous among the people as a sign of better things. Violence and war are attributes that do not balance the Sapeurs’ moral actions. Sapeurs’ ebullience has impacted deprived Congolese youths, leading them to a new cosmopolitanism from the Third World status.

What is La Sape culture in Congo?

While La Sape culture in the Congo originated because of the slave trade and the French colonisation, Congo’s musician Papa Wemba revived the culture in Kinshasa during the 1970s.

How did Daita help the people of the Congo?

Particularly, Daita was part of an anti-colonial movement formed by Congolese revolutionary André Matsoua in 1926 in France. The movement helped the Africans settle in Paris in the midst of facing racial abuse, imprisonment and deportation. Even after death, Andre Matsoua left his footprint among the people of Congo.

What is Bapopo style in Congo?

French colonial workers, called Bapopo or Coast men, arrived in Congo in the 20th century. The Congolese men who worked with or spent time in France with the French colonists began to take on their dressing style. As a result, the colonists thought of paying their employees in secondhand garments instead of currency.