Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination
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Publisher: University of Rochester Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination is a critical study of one of the most prolific and encyclopedic Black world intellectuals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It shows the contradictions, ambiguities, complexities, and paradoxes in the ideology of Black racial nationalism as articulated by Blyden. Blyden was a modernist who called upon African Americans to "uplift" Africa; yet he was a defender of Africa's "lives and customs." He was the most sophisticated critic of Eurocentrism; yet he was an avid Anglophile. He was a Protestant who admired Islam's "civilizing" role in Africa. Blyden was the first Black intellectual to advocate the need for the More...
|Africa: Service, Suffering, and Subjection|
|The Critique of Eurocentrism|
|Ishmael in Africa: Black Protestant Islamophilia|
|The African American "Civilizing Mission"|
|The "Mulatto" Nemesis|
|Appraising the Colonial Enterprise|
|Epilogue: Post-Blydenian Reflections|
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