Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination by Teshale Tibebu

By Teshale Tibebu

Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination is a serious research of 1 of the main prolific and an expert black-world intellectuals of the 19th and early 20th centuries. targeting his writings, it indicates the contradictions, ambiguities, complexities, and paradoxes in Blyden's robust black racial nationalism. Blyden used to be a modernist who referred to as upon African americans to "uplift" Africa; but he used to be a defender of Africa's tradition and customs. He was once the main refined critic of Eurocentrism; but he was once an avid Anglophile. He was once a Protestant who admiredIslam's "civilizing" position in Africa. Blyden was once the 1st black highbrow to suggest for the symbiosis of Africa's "triple heritage": indigenous, Islamic, and Western. His voluminous writings laidthe basis for one of the most very important principles of African and black diasporic thinkers of the 20 th century, together with Frantz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Chiekh Anta Diop, Leopold Sedar Senghor,Aimé Césaire, and Walter Rodney.

although Blyden is frequently missed within the historical past of recent black concept, during this booklet, Teshale Tibebu brings him out of oblivion and engages the reader in anextended, systematic review of his written works.

Teshale Tibebu is professor of historical past at Temple collage. he's the writer of The Making of contemporary Ethiopia, 1896-1974, Hegel and Anti-Semitism, and Hegel and the 3rd global: The Making of Eurocentrism in international History.

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