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Talking Visual Communication: A Symbolic Communication of President Akufo-Addo

Thu 27 Apr 2023 General
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Symbolic Communication of President Akufo-Addo by Kwame Adinkra

One of the major attributes of African culture is symbolism (Howard, Sarpong & Amankwah, 2012). While indigenes of the continent generally take delight in projecting the uniquely aesthetic features of their culture, the use of colourful African wax prints mostly in West Africa as clothing has always featured as part of the people’s definitive culture.

These cloths do not only depict beautiful and fancy conceptualised designs but also convey symbolic and significant philosophical messages.

According to Young (2016), gaining a full appreciation of the meaning of African wax prints requires an acknowledgement of the cloths’ complete content; not only their beautiful colours and patterns but also the names and meanings that become associated with these designs...

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Story by: Kwame Adinkrah