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Jah Dash a Fire pon di Bleacha Dem: Rastafari Affirming the Royal African Presence

Jahlani A. Niaah


The Rastafari movement has been described as one of the loudest voices on issues related to African freedom. To this extent Rastafari has emerged in this time as a principal activists and teachers of freedom and empowerment for the oppressed. Through an engagement of the ideas surround the process of 'mental liberation' for the post-colonial African, this paper explores the thinking within Rastafari on the business of the mutilation of the Black self.


Rastafari Teacher, mental liberation, skin bleaching, dreadlocks, Royal African

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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