Counter-Narratives of Belonging: Rastafari in the Promised Land

@article{Gomes2018CounterNarrativesOB,
  title={Counter-Narratives of Belonging: Rastafari in the Promised Land},
  author={Shelene Gomes},
  journal={The Global South},
  year={2018},
  volume={12},
  pages={112 - 128}
}
ABSTRACT:Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the Jamaica Safar or Jamaica neighborhood of urban Shashamane in Ethiopia, this essay explores Rastafari assertions of belonging to Ethiopia. Through the spiritually-motivated migration or "repatriation" of Rastafari from the Caribbean to Ethiopia, this claim of belonging is explored in terms of the everyday and institutional challenges that first- and second-generation Rastafari confront in Shashamane. Situated in the historical conditions of… 
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