Africa: Rastafarianism – a Religion or a Misunderstood Way of Life?


Group says theirs is a religion like Christianity and Islam, with strict practices and beliefs, adding that not everyone sporting dreadlocks and chanting ‘Jah’ is a Rastafarian.

What can take place in a locked house with seven Rastafarians, two journalists and several portraits of Emperor Haile Selassie? A lesson on a “misunderstood” religion, for a start.
In the spacious and well-lit workshop located along Karanja Road in Nairobi’s Kibera, with a smoothly tiled floor and ragged walls that bear a selection of artwork, the Rastafarians welcome Lifestyle into their world.

While many people in Kenya have dreadlocks, chant lines from reggae songs and smoke marijuana, …

Ga naar Bron