Nemata Blyden is an Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University. A historian of Africa and the African Diaspora she specializes in the history of Africa and the African Diaspora. Dr. Blyden received a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MPhil and PhD from Yale University. She is the author of West Indians in West Africa, 1808-1880: A diaspora in reverse, (University of Rochester Press, 2000)  “This na true story of our history”: South Carolina in Sierra Leone's historical memory” in Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2015,  Relationships among Blacks in the Diaspora: African and Caribbean Immigrants and American-Born Blacks in Africans in Global Migration: Searching for Promised Lands, editors John A. Arthur, Joseph Takougang, and Thomas Owusu, 2012