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About the Book

The Report on the Rastafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica was first published by the, Institute of Social and Economic Research Department of the University College of the West Indies(Jamaica) in July 1960.

It comprises of an overview of the history and evolution of the Rastafari Movement in Jamaica from its genesis in 1930 in the slums of West Kingston. It attempts to explain the main overarching beliefs of the brethren, and offers a number of suggestions to improve the overall condition of the brethren. More specifically, it addresses how the Jamaican government dealt with police brutality, poverty and repatriation to Ethiopia.

The book was authored by notable Jamaican scholars, M.G Smith,R. Augier and R Nettleford. It has gone through several reprints in recent times, the first being in 1968.

About the Edition

Report on the Rastafari movement in Kingston (Jamaica) done by the institute of social and economic research from "University College Of West Indies".

First Sentence

The aim of this study is to present a brief account of growth, doctrines, organisation, aspirations, needs and conditions of the Ras Tafari movement in Jamaica, especially in Kingston, the capital.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
History of the movement 4
Recent developments 11
The doctrine of the movement 17
The divinity of Ras Tafari 18
The Creed of a Ras Tafari Man 18
Doctrinal Differences 23
Black Nationalism 25
Beards and Locks 25
Ganja 26
Violence 27
Work 28
Conclusions 29
The movement's current organisation 29
What Ras Tafari Brethren want 33
Repatriation 34
Recognition 35
The Police 36
Social Conditions 36
Training 37
Economic Assistance 37
Communications 38
Summary of recommendations 38
Some correspondence 39

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