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Edward Wilmot Blyden and the racial nationalist imagination /
Teshale Tibebu.
imprint
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2012, c2012
description
219 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1580464289 (hardcover : acid-free paper), 9781580464284 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
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imprint
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2012, c2012
isbn
1580464289 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9781580464284 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
contents note
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.
catalogue key
8911665
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-203) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Teshale Tibebu is professor of history at Temple University. He is the author of The Making of Modern Ethiopia, 1896-1974, Hegel and Anti-Semitism, and Hegel and the Third World: The Making of Eurocentrism in World History.
Summaries
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'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 19th and early 20th centuries. It shows the contradictions, ambiguities, complexities and paradoxes in the ideology of black racial nationalism as articulated by Blyden.
Main Description
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 symbiosis of Africa's "triple heritage": Indigenous, Islamic, and Western. He anticipated in remarkable detail Frantz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Chiekh Anta Diop, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Aime Cesaire, and Walter Rodney. Such a significant figure in the history of modern Black thought has been largely forgotten. In this book, Teshale Tibebu brings Blyden out of oblivion and engage him in critical inquiry. Teshale Tibebu is professor of history at Temple University. He is the author of The Making of Modern Ethiopia, 1896-1974, Hegel and Anti-Semitism, and Hegel and the Third World: The Making of Eurocentrism in World History.
Main Description
Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination is a critical study of one of the most prolific and knowledgeable black-world intellectuals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on his writings, it shows the contradictions, ambiguities, complexities, and paradoxes in Blyden's powerful black racial nationalism. Blyden was a modernist who called upon African Americans to "uplift" Africa; yet he was a defender of Africa's culture 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 for the symbiosis of Africa's "triple heritage": indigenous, Islamic, and Western. His voluminous writings laid the groundwork for some of the most important ideas of African and black diasporic thinkers of the twentieth century, including Frantz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Chiekh Anta Diop, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Aimé Césaire, and Walter Rodney. Though Blyden is often overlooked in the history of modern black thought, in this book, Teshale Tibebu brings him out of oblivion and engages the reader in an extended, systematic evaluation of his written works. Teshale Tibebu is professor of history at Temple University. He is the author of The Making of Modern Ethiopia, 1896-1974, Hegel and Anti-Semitism, and Hegel and the Third World: The Making of Eurocentrism in World History.
Unpaid Annotation
A critical study of Edward Wilmot Blyden, whose voluminous writings laid the groundwork for some of the most important African and black diasporic thinkers of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Africa: Service, Suffering, and Subjectionp. 21
The Critique of Eurocentrismp. 50
Ishmael in Africa: Black Protestant Islamophiliap. 63
The African American "Civilizing Mission"p. 76
The "Mulatto" Nemesisp. 108
Appraising the Colonial Enterprisep. 126
Epilogue: Post-Blydenian Reflectionsp. 146
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 205
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