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Rastafarian Repatriates And The Negotiation Of Place In Ghana

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
White,Carmen M. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Oct 2010
Published:
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh
ISBN:
0014-1828
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Anthropology, Africa, Pan-Africanism, ethnic identity, Ghana, Linguistics, Repatriation, RASTAFARIANS, Kinship, Africa diaspora
Notes:
For most Ghanaians, the tenets of Pan-Africanism are remote principles that bear little relevance in daily life, in which kinship, linguistic, ethnic, and national affiliations are primary markers of identity. This presents challenges for repatriated Rastafarians from the Caribbean, United States, and Europe, who attempt to establish a home and a place within Ghanaian society while retaining Rastafarian ways of living and spiritual philosophies drawn from a Pan-African ethos.