As It Is in Zion: Seeking the Rastafari in Ghana, West Africa

  title={As It Is in Zion: Seeking the Rastafari in Ghana, West Africa},
  author={D. Middleton},
  journal={Black Theology},
  pages={151 - 172}
  • D. Middleton
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Black Theology
  • Abstract Based on the author's ethnographic fieldwork in Ghana in 2000 and 2001, this essay highlights the endlessly changing nature of Rastafarian faith and practice in this West African country. Here we see that Rastas in different Ghanaian communities seem to hold distinct and frequently conflicting beliefs in three major areas: Haile Selassie's divinity, Ethiopia's significance, and involvement in Ghanaian politics. Differences among Rastas in Ghana are seen as indicative of change among… CONTINUE READING
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