African Symbols

African Symbols

BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO

Help me and let me help you

Symbol of cooperation and interdependence

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAME-DAME

name of a board game

symbol of intelligence and ingenuity

 

 

 

 

FOFO

yellow flowered plant

symbol of jealousy and envy

“When the fofo’s petals drop, they turn into black spiky-like seeds. The Akan liken the nature of this plant to a jealous person.”

There is a Akan proverb associated with this symbol: “What the fofo plant wishes is that the gyinantwi seeds turn black.”

 

 

 OSRAM NE NSOROMMA

The Moon and the Star

symbol of love, faithfulness, harmony

This symbol reflects the harmony that exists in the bonding between a man and a woman.

Proverb: “Kyekye pe aware.” (The North Star has a deep llove for marriage. She is always in the sky waiting for the return of the moon, her husband.)

 

SANKOFA

return and get it

symbol of importance of learning from the past

 

 

 

 

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