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: the black liberation theology of Rastafari, how Rastafari originated, the link between Marcus Garvey and Rastafari, the legacy of Haile Selassie I, the presence of Rastafari in England, and the influence of Rastafari on Reggae music.