African Symbols & Concepts

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The Mpatapo symbol represents the bond or knot that binds parties in a dispute to a peaceful, harmonious reconciliation. It is a symbol of peacemaking after strife. It is a symbol of renewed connection between the parties that were split apart as a result of conflict.


The Sankofa symbol is an Akan symbol translated to mean, “go back to the past and bring forward that which is useful.” This depicts wisdom, movement, and new learning as time passes. As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten and going back to correct a wrong and forge forward in peace and harmony.

Bi nka bi

BI NKA BI symbol is an Akan adinkra symbol which means “No one should bite the other”. The symbol of Peace and Harmony. This symbol cautions against provocation and strife.

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