The Rise of Rastafari Book

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The Rise of Rastafari gives a broad overview about the history of Rastafari. It dispels the common misconceptions people have of Rastafari and highlights the core principles of Rastafari such as black nation building and repatriation to Africa. The book also highlights the positive contributions Rastafari has made as a Pan-African movement which has helped identify Africans in the diaspora (descendants of the enslaved Africans) with their culture, history and roots.

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Rastafari is one of the most influential Pan-African movements that has ever existed. Since its humble beginnings in the small island of Jamaica in the 1930s, Rastafari has grown to attract millions of followers around the world. But there was a time when Rastafarians were persecuted across Jamaica by their fellow countrymen.

In this book, you will discover how Rastafari has triumphed over adversity by going from being the most oppressed group of people in Jamaica; to being a powerful force of liberation for black people around the world. The author of this book Makonnen Sankofa, highlights the key elements of the Rastafari Movement.
 
The book includes topics such as:
  • What is Rastafari?
  • The origins of Rastafari
  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Post-Slavery in colonial Jamaica
  • Marcus Garvey and The Universal Negro Improvement Association
  • Leonard Howell “The First Rasta”
  • The Persecution against Rastafari
  • The Legacy of Haile Selasssie
  • The influence of Rastafari on Reggae Music
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