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Meaning and philosophical significance of Wo Nsa Da Mu A

When your hands are inside (the dish). A symbol of participatory government, democracy, and pluralism. From the aphorism, “Wo nsa da mu a, wonni nnya wo,” to wit, “When your hands are inside the dish, people don’t eat everything and leave you nothing.”


The meaning of the symbol was taken from the Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis

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