Category Archive: Poetry

What is Africa to Me?: My Journey to the Land of My Ancestors

Tomorrow I embark on a three-week journey to Africa that will take me to its very heart. The journey will culminate in a presentation I am honored to give at the Postcolonial Theology Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. There I will give a talk entitled “Moving the Center: Postcolonial Theology in the Life and Work of …

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Your Tears Are Our Tears: Ewuare X. Osayande Speaks at Rally for Nigerian Girls

Author’s Note – The following are the edited remarks I shared at the #BringBackOurGirls rally “Rock a Gele for Our Girls” at Love Park in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, May 3, 2014. This event was initiated by Tarana Burkes. Many thanks to all the organizers and participants that showed up and showed out in solidarity with #BringBackOurGirls …

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Osayande Brings the Fire at Mumia’s 60th Birthday Bash

Ewuare X. Osayande honored Mumia Abu-Jamal and Amiri Baraka with poems dedicated to both men at the Bring Mumia Home Coalition’s 60th Birthday Dinner for Mumia. Cornel West, Angela Davis and The Last Poets were also featured at this event held in Philadelphia, PA on April 24, 2014. Osayande began his remarks discussing his recent …

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Free the Land for Chokwe Lumumba

  Free the Land for Chokwe Lumumba by Ewuare X. Osayande   revolution is the acquisition of power by any means   you were our means necessary   Mississippi bluesman New Afrikan marching out of Michigan with a Motown rhythm in your step repping the one once known as Detroit Red who said “The Ballot …

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Psalms for Palestine

  by Ewuare X. Osayande   Netanyahu, your flag may bear  the star of David but the Palestinian people bear his spirit; twirling freedom’s slingshot hurling the bleeding stones of their defiance   in the face of your iron-clad Goliath.                          

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More than Gold – Poem for Gabrielle Douglas

by Ewuare X. Osayande   your world was as wide as the palm of your hand oblivion on either side you trained past bruises and pain refused defeat mastering unforgiving bars and beams of wood   sashaying like a young Katherine Dunham a geometry of poise and grace somersaulting into the record books rewriting history …

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They Will Kill You

Copyright 2012 by Ewuare X. Osayande   they will kill you and say I’m sorry and expect your mother to forgive and forget she ever gave birth to you carried you in love for nine months endured labor and pushed you out with God’s might moving in her hips ever fed you life from her …

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