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To Rastas, Ethiopia is a spiritual sanctuaty - a dreamscape that transcends physical geogfraphy. A Rasta's pilgrimage takes us to the place of beginnings: of the Blue Nile's headwaters; of Olduvai George, where the earliest human remains were found; of a river, the Jama, by whose banks the Jamaicans' anscestors, kidnapped and enslaved, began their killing journey to the West Indies. Ethiopia is the homeland of Emperor Haile Selassie I, the Rastafarian Messiah, who granted land to Jamaicans for resettlement. Rastas recognize Ethiopia as a place of returning, regaining, belonging: The fulfilment of a promise. They see repatriation to Ethiopia as a spiritual mandate and an earthly imperative.