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A+RC Public Lecture by Monique Bedasse – Trodding Diaspora: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Repatriation in the Age of Decolonization

Art + Research
Thu, May 2, 2024
ICA Miami 61 NE 41st Street
Monique Bedasse Monique Bedasse

In 1976, Jamaican Rastafarians sought the practical realization of repatriation to Africa in post-independence Tanzania. This talk delves into the intellectual, political, and social history of how, through this story of repatriation, continental Africans and diasporic Africans from Jamaica worked together within the context of anti-colonial struggle. 

About Monique Bedasse

An award-winning historian, Dr. Monique Bedasse is Associate Professor of African History at New York University. Her research interests include the intellectual, political, and social history of decolonization, pan-Africanism, African diasporic politics, and transnational approaches to history. She is the author of Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the age of Decolonization.