|Publisher:||St Martins Pr|
|Publish Date:||Nov 1997|
|Number of Pages:||203|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.8|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.75 x 8.5 x 1.0|
|The Historic Implications of the Kebra Nagast|
|The Kebra Nagast|
|The Ancestral Tree|
Folklorist and author Hausman has combined ten years of informal study in Jamaica, the 1922 version of "The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek" (translated by E.A. Wallis Budge), the Koran, the King James Bible, and the words of reggae great Bob Marley into a new version of the Kebra Negast ("the glory of the Kings"). This "lost bible", the core of Rastafarian wisdom and faith, has survived through oral tradition in many Caribbean nations, even though it has been banned because of its African glory themes.
Hausman effectively puts the Kebra Negast into the words of the Rastafarian community, presenting the core that "we must learn to live by the laws of compassion rather than judgment"through anecdotes from the author's travels in the Rasta community. A recommended introduction to the Kebra Negast. L. Kriz, West Des Moines Lib., Iowa
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