RASTA AND RESISTANCE From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney

Product no.: HP098

Horace Campbell

Rasta and Resistance is a study of the Rastafarian Movement in all its manifestations, from its evolution in the hills of Jamaica to its present manifestations in the streets of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and the Shashamane Settlement in Ethiopia. It traces the cultural, political and spiritual sources of this movement of resistance, highlighting the quest for change among an oppressed people. This book, reprinted for the fourth time, serves to break the intellectual traditions which placed the stamp of millenarianism on Rasta.

“Absence of a political enquiry into the Rastafari of the Caribbean has always been an uncomfortable gap in the record of the Caribbean revolution. Now Horace Campbell has made a big step towards the filling of that gap ... Campbell’s book is thrice welcome because it deals with the historical, the political and the subjective levels of Rastafari.” Eusi Kwayana

  • 210 x 148 mm
  • 256 pages
  • Paperback


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