By Erin C. MacLeod
In reggae music after reggae tune Bob Marley and different reggae singers communicate of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari were vacationing to Ethiopia because the circulation originated in Jamaica in Nineteen Thirties. they give thought to it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone in their religion. although Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning participants of the Ethiopian diaspora. In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod deals the 1st in-depth research into how Ethiopians understand Rastafari and Rastafarians inside of Ethiopia and the position this exact immigrant neighborhood performs inside of Ethiopian society.
Rastafari are strange between migrants, basing their events on non secular instead of financial offerings. This quantity bargains those that examine the flow a broader knowing of the consequences of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian point of view under 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. delivering an extraordinary examine migration to a non-Western state, this quantity additionally fills a spot within the broader immigration reviews literature.