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Barnett, Michael A.
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The Role of Rastafari in the Grenadian Revolution
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Caribbean Studies Association Conference
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June 3-7, 2013
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Grenada
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Abstract
This paper intends to take a critical look at the role of Rastafari in the Grenadian Revolution. More than 400 Rastas were involved in the overthrow of the Eric Gairy on the 13th March 1979. They formed an alliance with left wing Marxists, Black Power Advocates and others in forging the revolution, but were arguably slighted during the course of the later months as sensitivity to racial and cultural dimensions of the society became less important to the Bishop government. As a result a schism of sort developed.....
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