Racial oppression and the political language of Rastafari in Stellenbosch

Olivier L. (2010)


This article explores how people from distinct groups of RasTafari in Stellenbosch find a common political message in the discourse of a Jamaican RasTafari movement. I outline how RasTafari is understood as a radical response to particular local forms of oppression, based on claiming a shared black experience of oppression under white supremacy and its legacy. The shared political language of RasTafari thus unites members, despite differences in their beliefs and practice, against what they call 'Babylon'. © South African Sociological Association.

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