From Babylon to Rastafari

From Babylon to Rastafari
Brand Name: Douglas R. A. Mack
Item#/SKU: 6598
  • Doulas R.A.Mack in the role as griot reveals his first encounter with the early Rastafarians in Kingston, Jamaica, in the forties and fifties.
  • He visited the Rasta camps with his elder cousins; then to his pioneering role as one of the three Rastafarians emissaries who were part of the Jamaican Government sponsored official mission to Africa in 1961 seeking repartriation.
  • He returned to Africa in 1963, as a member of an independent repartriation mission following up on the ground-work laid by the 1961 mission.
  • The early Rastafarians were distinguished by their beards. Douglas Mack as a young brethen testifies about the discriminatory practices of the Jamaican ruling class towards the bearded Rastaman; and he documents the violence meted out to the brethren by the colonial police force.
  • Paperback
  • 157 pages
  • Dimensions (in inches): 0.01 x 8.14 x 5.18
  • Publisher: Research Associates School Times Publications
  • ISBN: 0948390476
  • Reprint (May 18, 1999)
  • Our Price: $17.95