Wo nim wɔ ahwehwem Yɛ me nkyerewye a efe yɛ paa Ka wo hɔ na ɛ pepa ɛyɛ bre a ɛtwa tɔo a me ka kyere wɔ se me do wo!
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Twi poem, translated by Bernardo Donkor

Akan love poem with the charms of Ghana. Twi poem (tchi, asante, fante), in a language that reflects a face forged in ebony, and partially hidden by its long curly hair. The twi is the Akan dialect of the Ashantis people, it is a tano central language spoken by 8 million people. The Ashantis (Achantis) are Akans who live in Ghana and east of Ivory Coast. If the official language in Ghana is English, twi remains a very important language.

The Ashantis (Achantis) keep the tradition of gold jewelry coming from the many mines of the country. Their lineage and social organization, matrilineal, also includes partially exogamous patrilineages, thus presenting a complex system of kinship and rules of residence. This people was known very early for its political organization of under state control type, based on a royalty, whose symbol is a golden stool. The queen mother enjoyed important ritual and political prerogatives. The weights produced by the Achantis to weigh gold are famous for their diversity and for the art they represent.
African poetry