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Ewuare X. Osayande is a modern-day renaissance man bringing an undaunted political and cultural commitment to justice that has made him one of the cutting-edge organic intellectuals of this generation.

Our Breath is the Whisper of Our Ancestors’ Defiance is the crowning achievement of a poet-scribe who remains a faithful witness to the freedom stride of his people. In Our Breath, Osayande is our impassioned ambassador of Blackness, extolling the virtues of justice as love in poems that read like psalms and proverbs for a world on fire. 

Empowering and Inspiring

“Passionate, provocative, evocative, insightful and always truthful, Osayande’s work stands as one of the best examples of prophetic criticism that speaks not only to, and from, the contemporary Africana experience, but to anyone interested in the struggle for human liberation.”

Lewis R. Gordon
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Chair, Philosophy Dept., University of Connecticut


“The work of Ewuare X. Osayande is brilliant and compelling. His criticism is passionate and captures the anguish and urgency of the contemporary crisis in African American life. A powerful voice in the tradition of David Walker, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X. Consider his work essential learning.” 

Wayne Glasker
Professor Emeritus,
Rutgers University


Ewuare Osayande’s poetry offers an unflinching critique of racism, sexism, and hypocrisy. He takes us around the world and back. From each location, Osayande provides a stinging assessment of the ravages of capitalism. Osayande’s fresh voice is a clarion call for justice, and therefore, it is a voice of hope.”

Mary Dillard
Asst. Professor of African History,
Sarah Lawrence College


“Writing poetry to this poet is like drinking water; it is his life source, his uniquely determined voice. He is a storyteller not defined by zip-code, but as the best poets have done, he claims the Earth and its peoples as his subjects. His voice is singular, urgent and a drumbeat redefining the world of possibilities for us all.” 

Haki R. Madhubuti
Founder and Publisher,
Third World Press

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Ewuare X. Osayande