Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley - Study Guide Chapter Two: Kingdom Come Summary & Analysis

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On July 23, 1892, a baby was born to Ras Makonnen named Ras Tafari. He was raised with both European influence and Shoan-Amharic traditions, but did not inherit the governorship of Harar that he was promised since birth. Nevertheless, as the boy grows up rumors start to spread about his childhood, including his relationship with the priests and other learned people. In addition, there was a stigmata on Tafari's palms that were inexplicable. In essence, Ras Tafari is thought to be a prophet for the African people, although many priests and powerful people made a pact to keep Tafari from gaining power because he was far too dangerous.

When Ras Tafari becomes the leader of Ethiopia, he changes his name to Haile Selassie I, becoming the Living God of Abraham and Isaac for the Rastafarianism. However, when he dies and is...

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