Mako- African/ Ghana Adinkra Symbol Framed Wall Art Print/ Poster
Contribution by: Elsie Boye-Quaye
Uploaded: 9th, January, 2022
This is part of the Ghanaian Adinkra symbols known as- – Mako meaning “pepper”. It is a sign of inequality and uneven development. It is a shortened proverb of the Akan proverb “Mako nyinaa mpatu mmere” literally meaning “ all peppers (even on the same branch) do not ripe at the same time. This proverb admonishes the more fortunate ones to help the less fortunate with the implicit understanding that fortunes could reverse and they may also need help someday. The Akan people say “Time changes” so any advantage one may have now may not persist forever.
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