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DREAD, RASTAFARI AND ETHIOPIA BY RAS ALBERT WILLIAMS

DREAD, RASTAFARI AND ETHIOPIA BY RAS ALBERT WILLIAMS

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I AM RAS ALBERT WILLIAMS, AUTHOR OF THREE BOOKS OF POETRY AND A BOOK OF SHROT STORIES. I AM PROPOSING TO WRITE A BOOK ON THE RASTAFARIANS OF DOMINICA
I AM RAS ALBERT WILLIAMS, AUTHOR OF THREE BOOKS OF POETRY AND A BOOK OF SHROT STORIES. I AM PROPOSING TO WRITE A BOOK ON THE RASTAFARIANS OF DOMINICA

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Published by: RAS ALBERT AND EMPRESS TEMPIE on May 03, 2010
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DREAD, RASTAFARI AND ETHIOPIA: The definitive historical report of the beginning and the rise of the RastafarI movement in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Willappeal to millions of individuals and institutions around the world for different reasons. Firstly, it will strike a responsive chord with over 250,000 Dominicans on the island and in the Diaspora, many who were not even born, or who wereyoung children when the events in this book were took place. They are fascinatedwith the Rastafari Movement and need to get the facts from an authoritative voice this author.The second group of readers who will be fascinated with my book are fellow Rastafarians in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean, the United States of America,United kingdom Europe who are only marginally informed on such topics as the Dread Act , Desmond Trotter and Eric Joseph from ancient sources mainly newspaperarticles from the 70’s.I also predict that my book will be popular with students and academics, of theUniversity of the West Indies and other scholarly institutions around the worldwho write and research on Rastafarian topics. As I will point out in my comparison with other books on the topic, There are no publications dedicated in theirentirety to the study of the Rastafarians in Dominica and the Dread Act in particular. While there are many books written on Rastafari of a general nature, andwith an emphasis on the Jamaican experience, none to date have considered analysing the Dominican experience.Other sectors who will want to own this book will be, public libraries, and libraries of universities. Such as the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History Also anyone who is remotely connected to Dominica. Anyone who has family or friends their, or is planning to go their on a holiday or set up business there.Or just want to collect books written on the history of Dominica.HOW DOES MY BOOK COMPARE WITH OTHER BOOKS ON THE SUBJECTNo substantive study or field research on Dreadism or Rastafari in Dominica hasbeen carried out. While there are literally hundreds of books written on various aspects of Rastafari and Reggae, but none that I have researched deal specifically with the Dread Act or with the Dread uprising and the rise of the Rastafari movement in Dominica. The same can be said for Desmond, Kabinda Trotter or the recently released Eric Joseph. Here presents an opportunity to capture this market share; the eye-witness accounts and personal reflections from those concerned before any one else does, and in a very memorable way as I have suggested byway of a attractive coffee table book.The only book s that I have come across that mention the Dread Act are ‘CHANTINGDOWN BABYLON ISBN: 1-56639-584-4 by Nathaniel an Samuel Murrell, William David Spencer, Adrian Anthony McFarlane. Dread Talk (ISBN 976-8125-68-3) by Velma Pollard Other mentions come in the form of an academic paper: In Times Crucial: Radical Politics in Dominica,1970 -1980, published on the internet by Author andlawyer Gabriel Christian. Letters to the editor on online magazines and a dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, (ISBN 976-640-145-4) by Richard AllsoppAll other brief mentions would be in Dr. Lennox Honychurch’s The Dominica Story: A History of the island (ISBN0-333-62776-8) published 1995.What will distinguish my work from all others, is that while researchers use a system of referencing which is to quote or rewrite the work of another author intheir manuscript , or to refer to the works of an author by way of passing rema
 
rks, I will be interviewing the actual persons involved or related to the subject matter. Thus, my work will be current and free from plagiarism in the slightest form.Additionally, because the subject has not been dealt with in any substantive manner previously, it will stand out as ‘the book’ by which all subsequent publications will be judged.HOW WILL I RESEARCH MY BOOKI willResearch published material on the subject of the history of Dominica, Dreads ofDominica etc which will be referenced on each chapter.Arrange consultations with Rastafarian communities in Dominica.Seek to acquire from the police authorities photos, newsletter, and other archivesObtain copies of hansards from the Ministry of Legal Affairs re the Dread Act,Controlled Substances Act and Terrorism Act.Pursue, Dominican, Caribbean and international news papers for any mention of subject matter or characters named in my book relating to this period.Speak with , former Prime Minster, Patrick John, Rastafarians Desmond Trotter and Eric Joseph and other persons related to this period.Photograph the people, persons and articles related to the subject mater of mybook.PROMOTION…HOW I WIL PROMOTE MY BOOKBesides any other suggestions that the publisher may suggest, I willMake myself available to radio and television news and documentary broadcasts, here in the United kingdom, the Caribbean and the DominicaSend press releases to major online and brick and mortar magazines about your work.Start a new Web site to promote my book.Promote my book at any public lecturesAttend professional conferences and promote your book there.Promote my book on Rastafarian websitesProduce a short film documentary to accompany the bookEmbark on a Caribbean/world tour of lectures and book signingsFinally, I am confident that you too will share the excitement I had in presenting the following book proposal, and share in acknowledging the importance ofexploring the topics and themes of my intended publication. What this book is not, is a comparative study of religion, with all the terminology and jargon thatcomes with academia, however, this book is a pure and authentic voice of a people once dispossessed, and demoralised as slave descendents, now creating for them selves an identity.
 
SincerelySgd…………………..Albert Williams
DREAD, RASTAFARI AND ETHIOPIAThe definitive historical report of the beginning and the rise of the RastafarImovement in the Commonwealth of DominicaByALBERT WILLIAMS27 DALEWOOD GARDENS NORTHGATE,CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM,RH10 8XP TELEPHONE(HOME) 01293402517MOBILE07859846168 DEDICATED TO TEMPIE(BOOK SUMMARY)DREAD, RASTAFARI AND ETHIOPIA The definitive historical report of the beginningand the rise of the RastafarI movement in the Commonwealth of DominicaAs the title of this book suggests, it documents the development of the RastafarI movement in Dominica from its dramatic inception in the 1970’s to the present day. It’s author, poet, and author Ras Albert Williams , as a child was sweptup in the waves of black power sentiments and inward introspection of the times

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