Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

by Monique A. Bedasse

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ISBN-13: 9781469633602
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
File size: 5 MB

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Monique A. Bedasse is assistant professor of history and African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Monique Bedasse has done an amazing thing: she has taken what is presumed to be primarily a cultural phenomenon and shown its real-world, trans-spatial dimensions. Beautifully and movingly written, this is a refreshingly candid appraisal of the relationship between Jamaica and Tanzania through Rastafarian ideology, and the ways in which diasporic and continental African actors come together in a context of anticolonial struggle."—Michael A. Gomez, New York University



Jah Kingdom is the work of a talented, imaginative historian whose innovative approach to Rastafari and black internationalism captures a neglected stream in the long history of Pan-African political aspirations and anticolonial struggles. Through prodigious research, oral interviews, and a conceptually rich historiographical engagement, Monique Bedasse reveals a wide range of alternative political imaginaries that ultimately facilitated Tanzania assuming a central place in African diasporic politics and Rastafarian decolonial aspirations."—Minkah Makalani, University of Texas at Austin

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