October 4, 2006

Bob Marley & Rastafari: A Survey

Professor Darren Middleton, who has been using my novel, Benjamin, my Son, in his Caribbean literature classes, has been asking me some questions about Rastafari and Benjamin for inclusion in Caribbean Quarterly. This has led me to do some further thinking about a question that I’ve often wondered about: How has Rastafari influenced our lives?

This is something that I've been thinking about for a long time, but I didn't have the means to create. With the aid of technology, I am now able to do this. I’m going to run the poll for about a month (October 4-31). I really want to hear from Africans because of the connection of Rastafari and Africa, but everyone is invited to the party. Please help me by spreading the word as far and wide as you can. Again, give thanks for your help.


I’d planned to run the poll that way until Joshua from In an African Minute, sent me this: “I'm not sure how Rastafari has influenced our lives, or at least mine, except for Marley.” So, I’ve added one more question: How has the music of Bob Marley influenced your life? I may be in deeper than I know right now, but we’ll see what happens.



Anonymous said...

I am not a writer, but I am an avid reader. Glad to have found your blog.
Have a copy of the compilation from Calabash 'Iron Balloons' in my bag to read this afternoon.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Dear Island Spice,
I hope you like it!


Stephen A. Bess said...

I was able to cast my vote. I'm looking forward to the results! Peace~

Geoffrey Philp said...

Thanks, Stephen!
I'm sorry it doesn't have the instant results like Quimble, but if we can get some more opinions, it would certainly add to Professor Middleton's paper which will be published next year.


Jdid said...

the results should be interesting

Anonymous said...

Voting's done. And word's out on my blog and the Sotho discussion group. Cheers

Geoffrey Philp said...

Yeah, it will be very interesting. I don't want to say too much because of tipping/biasing the results.

Give thanks to you, Rethabile, and Global Voices for spreading the word on this.

As Rethabile would say,


RasTafari said...

Positive vibrations. Thanks for the wisdom.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Greetings, RasTafari & Welcome!