Girl, Woman, Other Symbols & Objects

Bernardine Evaristo
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Adinkra Symbols

Adinkra symbols are traditional West African symbols that represent concepts, aphorisms, and qualities. These symbols are often traditionally used in textiles and pottery, though in more recent years they can also be found on t-shirts and jewelry. Adinkra symbols are often carved into stamped and printed onto fabric. The symbols are both decorative and meaningful as they convey traditional wisdom and meanings. In Girl, Woman, Other, a different Adinkra symbol is printed above the name of each titular character before her section begins. There is no symbol for chapter five, which is not titled after a character, though there is one for the epilogue which is also not attached to a character's name. The symbols for each character, which represent aspects of that character's life, story, and personality, are described below.

Okodee Mmowere (Amma)

Okodee Mmowere is a symbol that evokes an eagle's talons. It...

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