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By Teshale Tibebu

ISBN-10: 1580464289

ISBN-13: 9781580464284

Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination is a severe examine of 1 of the main prolific and an expert black-world intellectuals of the 19th and early 20th centuries. concentrating on his writings, it indicates the contradictions, ambiguities, complexities, and paradoxes in Blyden's strong 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 used to be the main subtle critic of Eurocentrism; but he was once an avid Anglophile. He used to be 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 essentially the most very important rules 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 neglected within the heritage of recent black idea, during this booklet, Teshale Tibebu brings him out of oblivion and engages the reader in anextended, systematic evaluate of his written works.

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

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