An interview in Zion : the life-history of a Jamaican Rastafarian in Shashemene, Ethiopia

Abstract : Recorded while on fieldwork with Rastafarians living in Shashemene, Ethiopia, this life-history is a unique testimony. In the peculiar rhythm of Jamaican patois, it tells of the growing up of a youth into a Rastafarian, his leaving Jamaica to « repatriate » to Ethiopia, and his experience of living on the remnants of a land grant on the outskirts of a Southern Ethiopian market town. This life-history represents a valuable insight into a dream turned reality, and offers a new perspective on the Rastafari movement, Ethiopian society and the Pan African relationship.
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Giulia Bonacci. An interview in Zion : the life-history of a Jamaican Rastafarian in Shashemene, Ethiopia. Callaloo, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011, 3, pp.744--758. ⟨10.1353/cal.2011.0187⟩. ⟨ird-01505406⟩

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