On the 50th anniversary of Walter Rodney’s The Groundings With My Brothers, a small group of scholars on the impacts of Rodney on their intellectual development and political commitments.
The story of the Rastafari community who moved to their promised land of Ethiopia on land granted by Haile Selassie in the late 1950s as thanks for diaspora’s support during the Italian occupation.
The 21 April 1966 visit by Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie to Jamaica casts a big spell over the appeal of Ethiopia to Rasta and how Ethiopians perceive Rasta in turn.
Interview with Verene Shepherd, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on People of African Descent.
It’s understandable that Rastafari aren’t critical about Haile Selassie, but the idealization of the monarch and Ethiopia in general can prevent critical analysis.