RASTAFARI READER

This page serves as a Booklist for resources that every RasTafari home and community should have.
These books provide intimate details of the life, struggles and times of Emperor Haile Sellassie I, Empress Menen as well as His family. They also document the history of the Rastafari Movement.

While most of RasTafari tradition to date is based on comparing His life and person to the Scriptures of Judeo-Christianity, it is important not to neglect His actual experiences and works in determining the phenomenal Character and Impact of this historical Ruler and Ethiopian figure.

This is by no means a definitive list as there are numerous titles which cover Ethiopia, Rastafari and the Monarchy. 

My Life and Ethiopia's Progress Vol I & II by Haile Sellassie I King of Kings of Ethiopia

The Mission by Hans Wilhelm Lockot

The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed - the authorized Biography of HIM Haile Sellassie I by Christine Sandford

Chapman Andrews and the Emperor by Peter Leslie

Haile Sellassie I The Formative Years 1892-1936 by Harold G. Marcus

King of Kings The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia by Asfa-Wossen Asserate

A Glimpse of Greatness, Emperor Haile Selassie I: The Person by Abebe Ambatchew

The Two Zions: Reminiscences of Jerusalem and Ethiopia by Edward Ullendorff

Rastafari The New Creation by Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah

A Written Communication to A Brethren on Rastafari by Prince Naza I 

Dread Jesus by William David Spencer

Ethiopian Women of Power by Lance Seunarine

The Biography of Empress Menen Asfaw by Anjahli Parnell

Ethiopia and the Missing Link in African History

Beyond the Throne by Indrias Getachew

Rastafari and Other African-Caribbean Worldviews edited by Barry Chevannes

The Rastafarians by Leonard E. Barrett Dr.

Rastafari Roots and Ideology by Barry Chevannes

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