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Niaah, Jalani A.
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Institute of Caribbean Studies
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Absent fathers, Garvey's children and the Back to Africa movement
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Tenth general assembly of the council for the development of social science research in Africa (codesria)
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December 8-12, 2002
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Nile International Conference Centre. Kampala, Uganda.
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http:; www.codesria.org/Archives/ga10/papers_ga10_12/Diaspora_Niaah.htm
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Abstract
Focuses on the expression of the idea of Back to Africa by the Rastafarian Movement of Jamaica. Argues that the idea of a return to Africa is a highly significant and often misinterpreted paradigm within the African Diaspora resistance dialogue. Through an examination of selected text brought by Marcus Garvey delineating the notion of 'Africa for the Africans at home and abroad', as well as some of the musical texts addressing the return of the uprooted and scattered children of Africa, namely that of Robert ‘Bob’ Marley, the Movement’s contribution to African world thought will be viewed. Niaah makes an assessment of the conceptualization of Resistance and Liberation paths, by the western trained academic versus the ordinary folk, toward a recommendation of greater collaboration between the two in achieving greater progress toward the advancement of African peoples.....
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