Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)


From its imprecise beginnings in Jamaica within the early Nineteen Thirties, Rastafari has grown into a world socio-religious move. it truly is anticipated that 700,000 to one million humans world wide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the flow are available in lots of the significant inhabitants facilities and plenty of outposts of the realm. so much believers worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930-1974), as God incarnate. they generally include the non secular use of hashish and reject western society, known as Babylon. Believers proclaim Africa (also "Zion") because the unique birthplace of mankind, and the decision to repatriation to Africa is a key guideline. Rastafari: a really brief Introduction presents an account of this frequent yet usually poorly understood move. Ennis B. Edmonds appears on the crucial historical past of Rastafari, together with its ideas and practices and its inner personality and configuration. He examines its worldwide unfold, its far-reaching effect on cultural and inventive creation within the Caribbean and past, and its dealing with of gender issues.

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