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How to pronounce Akoko Nan

The meaning and philosophical significance of Akoko Nan

The foot of a hen. It is a symbol for nurturing coupled with discipline. This Adinkra is from the proverb, “Akoko nan tia ba na enkum ba,” literally, “The foot of a hen steps on the child (chick) but it doesn’t kill the child (chick).”

Discipline is good but it must be moderated with love lest it goes overboard.

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