Nemata A.I. Blyden

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Assistant Professor


George Washington University, Washington, DC


Mailing Address

Department of History
307 Phillips Hall
George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052 USA


Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 202 994 3318

Research Interests

Education: Ph.D.(African history), Yale University, May 1998.

Research interests: African History ; Diaspora studies.


African Americans and Africa: A New History, Yale University Press, 2019

"(Re) envisioning the African diaspora: historical memory and cross-fertilization in post-colonial
Sierra Leone." In Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley and Ismail Rashid (eds.) Paradoxes of history and memory
in post-colonial Sierra Leone. (Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2013])

"Relationships among Blacks in the diaspora: African and Caribbean immigrants and American-born Blacks."
In John A. Arthur, Joseph Takougang, Thomas Owusu (eds.) Africans in global migration:
searching for promised lands. (Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012)

"'We have the cause of Africa at heart': West Indians and African Americans in 19th century Freetown."
in Mac Dixon-Fyle and Gibril Cole (eds.) New perspectives on the Sierra Leone Krio.
(Peter Lang : New York, c2006)

"The Search for Anna Erskine: African American Women in Nineteenth-Century Liberia." in
Catherine Higgs, Barbara A. Moss, Earline Rae Ferguson (eds.) Stepping forward:
black women in Africa and the Americas. (Athens: Ohio University Press, c2002)

West Indians in West Africa, 1808-1880: A diaspora in reverse.
(Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2000)

"Edward Jones, An African-American in Sierra Leone" in John
Pulis (ed.) Movin On : Black Loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World.
(Garland Press, 1999).


african history ; diaspora studies.