It’s hard not to think of Bob Marley when reading Joseph – A Rasta Reggae Fable. Maybe that was the problem. For much as I love Bob Marley and his music, and have been moved by biographical works like No Woman No Cry (chronicling the life of Bob’s wife, Rita, and Bob, by extension), I struggled with this book; and perhaps the inevitable comparisons between fact and fiction were a factor. I don’t know. It’s an interesting work nonetheless for the insights it provides into Rastafarianism; its celebration of its language and culture, exploration of its mysticism, revelation of its layers and of the differences that exist within.
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