The Holy Piby also known as The Blackman’s Bible or The Holy Text of the Rastafari was first published in the U.S. in the 1920´s. The afrocentric text was written or compiled by Robert Athlyi Rogers of Anguilla and it was immediately banned because of its controversial content. The book proclaims a new religion by the name Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly, the foundation for what in the following years would evolve into Rastafarianism. A main point in the book is that Ethiopians (in the Biblical sense this means all black africans) are the true, God-chosen people of the Bible, and this message found a large audience among oppressed labors in South America, Panama and in the U.S. Robert Athlyi Rogers of Anguilla founded the Afro Athlican Constructive Church. The church preached self-reliance and self-determination and it proclaimed Marcus Garvey, the prominent Black Nationalist, an apostle. Today the Holy Piby is acclaimed by many Rastafarians as a primary source for their religious beliefs. The original of the book is extremely rare. No copies are listed in either the Library of Congress or the University of California catalogs.