Bob Marley's passport would tell you he was born April 6, 1945. His mother, Cedella Marley Booker, would tell you that to the best of her recollection, it was exactly two months prior. If you asked his Rastafarian brethren when he was born, adding that there seems to be no birth certificate for the man, they very likely would nod, and smile.
When Ras Tafari Mekonnen ascended to the throne, forever to be known as Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, a prophecy was realized and he was seen as a manifestation of the Living God. …
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