We are a network for poets across the world interacting through writing, co-creating, sharing and facilitating treasured creative opportunities for as many people as we can. We draw on the linguistic cultural, artistic, metaphoric and philosophical values in Adinkra Symbols from Ghana as a creative resource to write.
Nkyinkyim is the Adinkra symbol for journeying through life’s twists and turn, it’s highs and lows, the plenty and scarcity, the nights and days, and through that process, we become; we come out just right as unique individuals with something unique to offer the rest of the world.
Each person is uniquely important when we refrain from being overly judgemental of ourselves and others and strive to mutually enrich, support and anchor one another on life's journeys. To let our own challenges, life lessons, knowledge, skills and experience be easily accessible as resource to others on their own twists and turns so that they could turn easy and bend rather than break when they have to twist in challenging times.
Nkyinkim is depicted by the, twisting lines that turn into a set of upright pillars. The symbol thus, is a reflection of the experience of the many winding pathways to and through life.
We are currently working with 31 poets selected to interact and collaborate through 'writing and exchange' with the editors drawing on the theme of Nkyinkyim, ‘Turning and Twisting, We Come Out Right’.
Selected poets will be linked to interact with one another through responding with new poems to, each other’s writings for the Anthology. The volume will be published in the summer of 2022.
Dr Gameli Tordzro,
Founder and Editor-in-Chief