Let Us Start With Africa

Foundations of Rastafari Scholarship
Jahlani Niaah, Erin MacLeod (eds.)

Pages and Dimensions: 
144pp 6 x 9



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The collection Let Us Start with Africa: Foundations of Rastafari Scholarship commemorates the inaugural Rastafari Studies Conference, held in August 2010, and collects, for the first time, some of the main thinkers on Rastafari. It is an exciting and wide-ranging text that provides insights on the last fifty years of investigations into Rastafari.

This book offers some of the most significant unpublished work from pioneering scholars of Rastafari as they examine the history, development and future of Rastafari scholarship. With a foreword by renowned Garvey scholar Rupert Lewis and a comprehensive introduction by the editors, this collection is essential reading for students of Rastafari studies, as well as African and Caribbean studies.

Contributors: Roy Augier, Barry Chevannes, John Homiak, Erin MacLeod, Rex Nettleford, Jahlani Niaah, Mortimo Planno

Jahlani Niaah is Lecturer in Cultural and Rastafari Studies, Institute for Caribbean Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, where he also coordinates the Rastafari Studies Unit.

Erin MacLeod teaches at Vanier College in Montreal, Canada, and has also served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Her book on Ethiopians and Rastafari is forthcoming from NYU Press.

Co-published with the Rastafari Studies Initiative, University of the West Indies.