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How to pronounce UAC Nkanea

The meaning and philosophical significance of UAC Nkanea

UAC Nkanea means “UAC lights.” It is a symbol of technological advancement.

Several of the symbols in the adinkra cloths record social changes that have been brought about by both external and internal factors. For example, the aban (castle, fortress), kurontire ne akwamu (council of state), ohene tuo (king’s gun), UAC nkanea (UAC lights), benz, television, kookoo dua (cocoa tree), and sedee or serewa (cowrie shell) symbols record specific technological developments and historical events that led to particular changes and factors that influenced the direction of such changes in the Asante (Akan) and Ghanaian society. (Arthur and Rowe, Akan Cultural Symbols Project)

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