This study of the resistance of the Rastafari stemmed from a long period of active political and intellectual work among blacks and Rastafari in Jamaica, Canada, the Eastern Caribbean and the United Kingdom.  In essence the study is a mirror of the Pan African traditions of the ex-slaves and this work was inspired by all those who urged me to merge my training in research and writing with the insights gained from living and struggling in the Pan African world.
    It is impossible to name all those who gave active support in the actual process of the research.  The research took me to the Eastern Caribbean, to the Library of Congress in Washington, to the old headquarters of the Ethiopian World Federation in New York, to Shashamane in Ethiopia, to the streets of Handsworth, Birmingham, in England, and the gullies of Jamaica.  It is important to say that not a cent was contributed by any official state or philanthropic organisation.  The actual process of writing and publishing this work reflects the upward struggle of the Rasta and dispersed African workers.
    My wife, Makini Campbell, provided maximum support in many ways towards the completion of this work.  David Johnson and Diane Powell read drafts of chapters and made useful suggestions.  Vernella Fuller-Armah was very helpful in proof-reading.  Thanks also to the staff at Hansib Publishing who were involved in the origination and production of the book.



Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney, by Horace Campbell (African World Press 1987), p. VI.

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