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Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
History (Arts and Sciences)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Edmund Abaka - Committee Chair
Second Committee Member
Donald Spivey - Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Kate Ramsey - Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Ayele Bakerie - Committee Member
"A Pan-African Imagined Community" is a multilayered exploration of black internationalism that highlights the linkages between Africa and its diaspora at the points of both theory and praxis. It illuminates how Pan-African bonds were solidified and challenged when Jamaican Rastafarians sought the ideological and physical realization of repatriation to Africa in post-colonial Tanzania. Drawing on previously undiscovered archival documents and oral sources, my work offers a nuanced examination of how notions of Pan-African solidarity are forged and complicated by the realities of economics, law, culture and religion.
Black Nationalism; Julius Nyerere; Walter Rodney; Michael Manley; Repatriation; Pan-Africanism
Bedasse, Monique, "A Pan-African Imagined Community: Anti-Colonialism, Rastafarians and Post-Colonial Tanzania, 1961-1992." (2010). Open Access Dissertations. 949.