56. African Personality: Edward Blyden
Edward Blyden gains appreciation for Islam in West Africa and gradually moves from political nationalism to cultural nationalism.
• E.W. Blyden, A Voice from Bleeding Africa, on Behalf of Her Exiled Children (Monrovia: 1856).
• E.W. Blyden, Liberia's Offering (New York: 1862).
• E.W. Blyden, Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: 1994 ).
• E.W. Blyden, "The African Problem," North American Review 161 (1895): 327-339.
• E.W. Blyden, African Life and Customs (Baltimore: 1994 ).
• H.R. Lynch (ed), Black Spokesman: Selected Published Writings of Edward Wilmot Blyden (London: 1971).
• H.R. Lynch (ed), Selected Letters of Edward Wilmot Blyden (Millwood: 1978).
• T. Falola, Nationalism and African Intellectuals (Rochester: 2001), chs. 1-2.
• E. Holden, Blyden of Liberia (New York: 1966).
• C. Jeffers, “The Pitfalls of Placing the African Personality on the World Stage: Edward Blyden’s Cultural Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism,” The APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience 9 (Spring 2010): 1-5.
• R. July, The Origins of Modern African Thought: Its Development in West Africa During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (New York: 1967), ch. 11.
• H.R. Lynch, Edward Wilmot Blyden: Pan-Negro Patriot, 1832-1912 (London: 1967).
• H.N.K. Odamtten, Edward W. Blyden's Intellectual Transformations: Afropublicanism, Pan-Africanism, Islam, and the Indigenous West African Church (East Lansing: 2019).
• T. Tibebu, Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination (Rochester: 2012).