Since the publication of his first book of poems in 1990, An African Awakening
, Ewuare X. Osayande has used his poetry in service to social justice and cultural liberation. His work is an effort to weave through words the ambitions of oppressed communities and the struggles for justice and liberation around the world. In addition to the books featured here, Osayande’s work has been included in numerous anthologies including Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa
and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation
Among Osayande’s accomplishments as a poet include being honored as the first poet to have a symposium on his body of work by The Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought at Temple University in 2005. In 2008 Osayande received the Vanguard’s Writers Award from the Walt Whitman Arts Center in Camden, NJ.
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