Gratis ↠ First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism Por Hlne Lee – Andy-palmer.co.uk
I absolutely love this book Never really one for reading, this book has kind of enthused me to go back and actually READ some of the dozens of books I had purchased over the years but never really set down with.As a descendant of Rastafarians and a person whose family majority consists of Rastas, I found it very interesting, and answered some of the questions distinctly than any of my family had in the past Its mainly about Leonard Percival Howell, The First Rasta, and talks mainly about his life and times, but the parts of this book that i find most interesting are the parts that deal with other figures in Rastafari culture i.e Selassie and Marley.As I said, I was never one for reading too much, so if this book got me re interested in reading then there is definitely something to it Written by the ex wife of legend Alpha Blondy If you re interested in the topic, not a bad place at all to start. Going Far Beyond The Standard Imagery Of Rastaganja, Reggae, And Dreadlocksthis Cultural History Offers An Uncensored Vision Of A Movement With Complex Roots And The Exceptional Journey Of A Man Who Taught An Enslaved People How To Be Proud And Impose Their Culture On The World In The S Leonard Percival Howell And The First Rastas Had A Revelation Concerning The Divinity Of Haile Selassie, King Of Ethiopia, That Established The Vision For The Most Popular Mystical Movement Of The Th Century, Rastafarianism Although Jailed, Ridiculed, And Treated As Insane, Howell, Also Known As The Gong, Established A Rasta Community Of , Members, The First Agro Industrial Enterprise Devoted To Producing Marijuana In The Late S The Community Was Dispersed, Disseminating Rasta Teachings Throughout The Ghettos Of The Island A Young Singer Named Bob Marley Adopted Howell S Message, And Through Marley S Visions, Reggae Made Its Explosion In The Music World The first Rasta The subject promises readers a thrilling ride, and Lee does not disappoint Other major figures associated with Rastafari Haile Selassie, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley are well known and documented, but Lee had to dig deep into Jamaican communities and memories for a full biography Frequent personal anecdotes are quite relevant to research founded on oral history and the trust of informants Lee describes Howell s path to Rastafarianism, along with plenty of Jamaican social and political history Interestingly, Howell spent many years as a Hindu, and many womanizing, both signaling his marked charisma Perhaps not all details are reliable e.g England captured Jamaica in 1655, not 1665 , but the overall patterns are clear Rastafari responds to Afro Jamaicans sense of oppression and marginalization, founded in slavery and sustained through emancipation and independence This is apparent in mainstream disapproval and longstanding conflicts with authorities, not least because marijuana use is a key sacrament Despite parallels with other religions of the oppressed cf V Lanternari, The Religions of the Oppressed on this subject , Rastafari earns a higher profile and wider appeal not always from the devout, but often among hedonist lovers of ganja and reggae All the reason to recommend this lively book. Very good book, I learn a lot things I didn t know from this book. I expected from someone with Helen Lee s experience in Journalism The book gives little actual information, and focuses instead on rambling conjecture Though I respect the intent and agree with many of the sentiments, the structure of the book is poor and unfocused I would recommend this book only as the most basic of introductions to rastafarianism for anyone who knows even a little, I would suggest you look elsewhere to enhance your knowledge base.