Award Winner

Jah Kingdom

Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Monique A. Bedasse’s “Jah Kingdom” takes a different approach to studying the Rastafarian movement, arguing that repatriation to Africa was one of the driving factors in Rastafari’s international growth.

Focusing on Tanzania instead of the traditionally-studied Ethiopia, she explores gender, religion, race, citizenship, socialism and nation using previously undiscovered oral and written sources in her book, winner of the Anna Julia Cooper & CLR James Award For Outstanding Scholarly Publication in Africana Studies, awarded by  The National Council for Black Studies

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