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Adinkra symbols

The Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. 

The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. There are many different symbols with distinct meanings, often linked with proverbs. They were one of the means for the transmission of a complex and nuanced body of practice and belief.

Adinkra symbols

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margaretmcgough:

Guys! Guys!!! look!

New Miss Marvel! She is a Pakistani American Islamic Muslim teen.

Super hero who is a woman of color. AND Muslim.

I am super excited for this. She will hit the stands in February. It would not the first time a comic featuring a female protagonist has launched to much acclaim and who was canceled not long after due to poor sales. If you want to see more of her and more like her add this comic to your must buy list.

If you are not super comfortable going into a comic book store (which I totally get) you can buy comics online. This is one of those times when voting with your dollar really matters Marvel is taking a HUGE leap here so open your arms and make it a comfortable landing!

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And even if comics are not your thing and you are not that interested please consider a reblog just so others can see this.

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dynamicafrica:

Watch the trailer for ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’, the award-winning film about a man who journeys to his home in Lesotho and the life-changing experiences that he encounters there. The cinematography is beautiful - a must-see film based on this clip alone.

Now showing at select cinemas in South Africa and Lesotho including:

PIONEER MALL LESOTHO

V AND A ART CAPE TOWN
PROMENADE MALL CAPE TOWN
WESTGATE JHB
ROSEBANK MALL JHB
CARLTON CINE JHB
STERLAND PTA
MAPONYA MALL SOWETO
GATEWAY KZN
MALL OF THE NORTH LIMPOPO