PAN-AFRICAN ARTISTIC REFLECTIONS IN KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL PARK

Abstract

This paper attempts to make an in-depth visual analysis of the monumental freestanding sculptures at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park (KNMP) and the frieze that clothes the museum next to his figurative sepulchre to establish its symbiotically symbolic relationship with the coalesced adinkralization (using adinkra motif designs) and Egyptology in promoting the African nationality and unification agenda. Again, it addresses some wider politico-cultural metaphorism and rhetorical issues emerging from the freestanding sculptural arrangements in the entire park resulting from the intercourse of Egypto-Ghana artistic cultural exegesis. It also examines the costuming of the sculptures in blending Egyto-Ghana dress culture in projecting the ideologies of Nkrumah’s proposed common continental African unitary government

Keywords: Adinkralization, Costume, Egyptology, Pan-African Aesthetics, Symbology, Unity


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Pages: 30-41 (Download PDF)

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