The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Sellassie I

Editor's Note

This online edition of the Emperor's autobiography has been created to benefit the sons and daughters of the Ras Tafari faith. It is an aid to the edification of the Ras Tafari nation that proceeds from close attention to the thoughts and testimonies of the Emperor. It is our hope that it will be replicated indefinitely from multiple locations, online and offline; to which end archives of the HTML (web) and the RTF (print) files have been provided.

The online edition does not purport to substitute for the print edition. Professor Ullendorf's introduction, valuable footnotes, bibliography and index have not been reproduced. The print edition remains the proper source for scholarly research. No alterations have been made to the text of the Emperor's narrative as it appears in English. No photographs have been reproduced; firstly, because the images are all very familiar to the Rastafarians, and secondly, because the print quality of the paperback source did not support acquisition of clear, high resolution scans.

This work was initiated with the financial aid of my brethren in the faith, Michael Bockenek; a more supportive partner no man could demand. I owe a debt of gratitude also to my dear friend, Monica Bhandari, and to my brethren in the faith, Ernestas Jancenkas, who did proof reading of the drafts. I alone, however, am responsible for any errors that may be in this edition.

Finally, as none of our efforts can reach a fruitful conclusion without the gracious blessing of His Majesty, my eternal thanks and praises for the completion of this edition are offered to our divine majesty, Emperor Haile Sellassie I, God and King.

Isaiah Sellassie
New York City,
July 2017.

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