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Published by: RAS ALBERT AND EMPRESS TEMPIE on May 05, 2010
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CONTENTSCHAPTER 1WAITIKUBULI: ISLE OF BEAUTY;ISLE OF RESISTANCEA physical description of Dominica,its Economicspolitical structure etcGeographic locationPopulationUn employmentreligionsCHAPTER 2FROM PRE-EMANCIPATION TO STATEHOODAn overview of the decline of plantation slavery and the rise of nationhood in the Caribbean, particularly in Dominica, sowing the first seeds of nationalism and patriotism.The Caribs first inhabitantsArrival of the EuropeanAbsentee landownersSlaverySlave conditionsThe MaroonsThe EmancipationWest Indian federationIsland statesCHAPTER 3FROM GARVEYISM TO BLACK POWER IN DOMINICAAn overview of the influence of notable Jamaican liberator Marcus Garvey , HisUNIA organisation BY Ralph Casimir, and the influence of Walter Rodney and other figures on Dominicans.The search for identityDominica Trade unionismFormation of political partiesGarveyism in DominicaAmerican Civil rights movementBlack prideFour Corners (Popular meeting places in the centre of Roseau)Roosie Douglas :Black ActivistSocial unrestCHAPTER 4DREAD BEGINNINGSThe political and sociological events that took place in Dominica in the 70â
s and
80The Evolution of the word Dread in Dominica to describe radical youth.The passage of the notorious Prohibited and Unlawful Societies and AssociationsAct 1974 commonly called The Dread ActA description of the mind set and values of the Dreads and problems with the police.The Desmond Trotter Case and international campaign,The confession of Eric Joseph of the murder of Ted Honychurch, and other happenings.CHAPTER 5DREADISM EXPLAINEDBack to the landItal DreadHow to be a dreadDread languageDread cookingDreadlocksOff the ironHerbal medicineNom te and nom famGanja warsViolent happeningsThe Didier reportRastafari Cooperative CommunityInfluence of dread on societyCHAPTER 6ORGANISE AND CENTRALISEEfforts by the Rastafarians to fight the dread act,The formation of Inity of Rastafari IdrenDiscussions with the Eugenia Charles governmentRastafari Revelation radio program aired on SaturdayThe staging of African liberation Day activities.Nyabinghis (large meetings of Rastafarians) across the island.Formation of the Ethiopian World FederationThe honouring of Ralph Casimir,Calls for the release of Eric Joseph from jailCHAPTER 7RASTAFARI AND THE ARTS AND EXPRESSIONHow Rastafarians used cultural idioms, and the changing technology to express communicate and express themselves.: MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS AND LITEARYProfiles of some of the Rastafarian poets, authors and artistes including,Ras Albert Williams,Desmond TrotterRas I ManiRas ManMwataRas mo,Disciple Caesar,Marcel Dâ
Jamala Fontaine,Nasio Fontaine,Chubby of the Midnight Groovers,
Kello Royer.Amima MosesRas AlgiCHAPTER 8NATION BUILDINGRastafarians start herb processing factoryThe history and opening of Blows Herbal teasSister Natts Shashamane RestaurantFormation of Ethiopian world FederationCalling RastafariCHAPTER 9WOMEN IN RASTAFARIRastafarian Woman as Queen, Mother and homemaker falls in the classic definitionof the womanâ
s place in a manâ
s world, but things have changed with more women being thrust in the limelight and taking responsible positions in all fields. In this chapter we bring to the fore the yearnings of the RastafarianCHAPTER 10ETHIOPIA SHALL STRETCH HER HANDS OUT TO GODThe trend, as it was in Jamaica, was for the EWF to precede the arrival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Though, we are yet to see any such sign as of this happening in Dominica as yet. AS was the case, too, Rastas are at first apprehensive about joining the church. They are at first surprised that the rites in some ways closely resembles those of the Babylon church to which after many years of strict indifference have developed, shall we say, even a hatred for what the Catholic stands for: the mother of all harlots.CHAPTER 11RECONCILIATIONThe overview of RastafarI on the approach of the 21 century and new millenniumThe release of Eric JosephAmnesty InternationalCHAPTER 12How the struggle of Dominica Rasta affected brethren in the Caribbean and efforts at forming Caribbean Rastafarian organisationsRastafari and the Grenada revolution

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