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4.4 The meanings of adinkra

Activity 15

Once you’ve watched the video, make some notes on what you’ve learnt about the meanings of adinkra.

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Gabriel
I used my own money to prepare this much. This is ‘Gye Nyame’
And this is a …… symbol, because Adinkrahene was the king of the symbols.
(WILDTRACK)
‘Sankofa’ - ‘Go back to your roots’. This is a new symbol, we call it ‘change your life’.
This is another ‘Sankofa’, it’s new. This one, you call it, ‘Kramo bone amma yeannhu kramo pa’, ‘You cannot tell a good from a bad’. This person here invents this one. You call it ‘ …..’ ‘Enemies Around Me’. Whether you are poor or rich, you have enemies, no matter who you are.
Catherine
When did you design this?
Man
Ok, maybe you are a bad man. You want to change to be good, but if you be a good man, then God comes to protect you. This is ‘…..’, ‘Accept the Lord’, because God protects Heaven and Earth, and everything therein, so no-one is greater than God.
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