Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land
Book by MacLeod Erin, Vanier College
Reviewed by Fikru N. Gebrekidan, St. Thomas University
Fikru N. Gebrekidan of St. Thomas University reviews Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land. This book is about Ethiopian perceptions of the mostly Caribbean-born religious immigrants. The messianic view of many Jamaicans toward Ethiopia and its emperor is well known. Where Visions of Zion briefly crosses path with conventional migration, however, studies is in its analysis of the tension between newcomers and host society. MacLeod uses integrated threat theory (ITT) to relate Ethiopian prejudice against Rastafarians with the global trend of anti-immigrant backlash.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12256