Among the most notable Akan people of Ghana are Kwame Nkrumah who started the pan-African movement which liberated many states from European Colonialism. Kofi Annan is the first Sub-Saharan African to head the UN organization and was awarded the Nobel Prize.Others believed to be of Akan origin include Arthur Wharton who was the first black professional footballer in the world; Paul Cuffee.
The Sociolinguistic of Akan Personal Names 1.2 DATA COLLECTION METHODOLOGY The data for this paper was collected from both primary and secondary data. I started collecting the names as far back as 1994. Some of them were collected from the Asante King and Queen’s court in 1994 while I was collecting some data on arbitration and verbal taboos.
To his left is the Sika Dwa Kofi (Golden Stool born on Friday) seated on its own chair (see page eight of this essay). In front and to both sides of the Asantehene are his sword bearers. To his immediate right in the feathered headdress (see page eighteen of this essay) is the bearer of the most important sword of the kingdom, the mponponsuo, which is often translated as “responsibility.”.
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The Akan conception of a person has two prominent interpretations, represented by Kwasi Wiredu’s and Kwame Gyekye’s conflicting views. Through investigation of the Akan ethnographic literature, I have developed a third view. In order to understand what the Akan think, I will compare and contrast all three.
The Akan people are believed to have migrated from the Sahel region and the savannas of West Africa. Between the 15th and 19th century, they dominated trading and gold mines in the region, and by the 17th century, they were already among the most influential communities in Africa.
Essay. Gold was an integral component of Asante art and belief. Considered an earthly counterpart to the sun, it was the physical manifestation of life’s vital force, or “soul” (kra), and was incorporated into the ruler’s regalia to represent his purity and vigor.At the political level, gold indicated the kingdom’s dominance over rivals.
There are no unethical people on earth and indigenous Africans are no exceptions. Ethics is a people’s way of life whether good or bad. In this paper, a reflection is done on the indigenous African ethical values with the Akan and Ewe as reference.