Sankofa is a word in the Akan language of Ghana which encompasses the meaning:

“We must go back and reclaim our past, so that we can move forward, so that we can understand why and how we came to be who we are today.”

[Kwesi Kwaa Prah in Rukuni 2007]

I learned the meaning this cool word Sankofa recently and I just love its meaning.

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