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By Erin C. MacLeod

In
reggae track after reggae tune Bob Marley and different reggae singers converse of the
Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari
have been vacationing to Ethiopia because the stream originated in Jamaica in
1930s. they think about it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a
cornerstone in their religion. even though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the
Rastafari see themselves as returning contributors of the Ethiopian diaspora.
In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod deals the 1st in-depth
investigation into how Ethiopians understand Rastafari and
Rastafarians inside of Ethiopia and the function this special immigrant
community performs inside of Ethiopian society.

Rastafari
are strange between migrants, basing their pursuits on religious particularly than
economic offerings. This quantity bargains those that research the circulate a broader
understanding of the consequences of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian
perspective into consideration, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities
are the goods of negotiation, and it illuminates the results of this
negotiation for ideas of citizenship, in addition to for our understandings of
pan-Africanism and south-south migration. supplying an extraordinary examine migration to a non-Western nation, this volume
also fills a niche within the broader immigration experiences literature.

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