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Jah kingdom : Rastafarians, Tanzania, and pan-Africanism in the age of decolonization

Author: Monique Bedasse
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The dUniversity of North Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Jah kingdom, Bedasse tells the story of how a group of Rastafarians led by Ras Bupe Karudi worked with scholars, activists, and politicians in the 1970s and 1980s to make pilgrimage and repatriation to Africa a possibility. Years of activism resulted in the Tanzanian government granting legal status to returning Rastafarians in 1985, and even giving the movement's adherents land in 1989. In time, friction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Bedasse
ISBN: 9781469633602 1469633604 9781469633619 1469633612
OCLC Number: 1000520466
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Trodding diaspora --
Without vision the people perish: the divine, regal, and noble Afrikan nation --
Tanzania: site of diaspora aspiration --
The wages of blackness: Rastafari and the politics of pan-Africanism after flag independence --
Diasporic dreams, African nation-state realities --
Sow in tears, reap in joy: Rastafarian repatriation and the African liberation struggle --
Strange bedfellows: Rastafari, C.L.R. James, and the "Africa" in pan-Africanism.
Responsibility: Monique Bedasse.

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From its beginnings in 1930s Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement has become a global presence. While the existing studies of the Rastafarian movement have primarily focused on its cultural expression  Read more...

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