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Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney

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Rasta and Resistance is a study of the Rastafarian movement in all it's manifestations, from its evolution in the hills of Jamaica to its present manisfestations in the streets of Birmingham and Shashamane Settlement in Ethiopia. It traces the cultural, political and spiritual sources of this movement of resistance, hightlighting the quest for change among an oppressed peo ...more
Paperback, First American Edition, 250 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Africa World Press, Inc.
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Lesandre
Jan 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
A great history of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora as well as the religious, social, and political movements from the slave revolts to the twentieth century. One of the most memorable reads from my college years.
Christopher
Jun 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
An extremely worthwhile look at the Rastafarian movement in the Caribbean from a socio-political perspective. Horace Campbell is in many ways an intellectual heir to work of Walter Rodney.
Patrick Miller
very good book to read about the struggle of live in jamaica.
Rasta resistance is a powerful books its a must read.
Carlos Llosa
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Professor Campbell does a concise study of the rastafari and reggae -- the music of the rastafari. Its very interesting to see the panafrican context in which the rastafaris emerged, and how it was shaped by key moments-like the Ethiopian Revolution and the DEA intervention in Jamaica. This book is nice if one tries to understand Reggae songs, as they could be politically charged and thus deserve to be listened thoroughly-- not a thing we tend to do in our consummerist societies.
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Robert
Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I am interested in reggae music. I decided to delve a little deeper to learn about the Rastafari movement. I am happy I did. Of course, it is easy to debunk the movement, imo. This is one of the books I read in my study.
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