Gye Nyame - Adinkra Symbol Art Print
Gye Nyame - God: omnipotent. omnipresent. supreme.
This green poster features the Adinkra symbol Gye Nyame, used all over Ghana and across the diaspora. The literal translation* of Gye Nyame in Akan is "Except God"*, Often misheard as "accept God", the Gye Nyame represents the idea that "Except God, I fear no one" and the idea of God being supreme above all creation. Adinkra symbols are West African designs that have represented elements of Ghanaian values and culture for hundreds of years.
*Literal translation from the book: "The Adinkra Dictionary - A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra" and my parents. Akan (or Twi) is spoken in both Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.