Anglea Autry

Publication Date

Fall 1999


Development and positive action born of grief and loss are themes throughout this study of the historical cultural and spiritual significance of Adinkra symbolism and art. I've taken an inter-disciplinary approach to the subject. This work involves creative writing, textile art and historical and cultural studies. In this work, Adinkra's association with funerals and mourning is emphasized in order to provide a medium and conceptual framework for processing and representing aspects of the legacy of suffering and resistance created by the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The art of Adinkra provides fertile ground for this exploration of the links between image and narrative and personal memory and collective history.