Ewuare X. Osayande is a political activist, poet and award-winning author of several books including Blood Luxury (Africa World Press 2006). His work is featured in several new anthologies including Men Speak Out: Profeminist Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge 2007), The Revolution will not be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (South End Press 2007) and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation (South End Press 2007). Osayande is co-founder of POWER (People Organized Working to Eradicate Racism) and creator of ONUS: Redefining Black Manhood.Review:
At a time when the outcry is minimal and the voices are tragically few, Ewuare Osayande's Misogyny & the Emcee takes no prisoners and cuts straight to the chase on challenging all forms of inter and intra-racial violence perpetuated against Black women and girls. Too fierce! Osayande's critically needed message is a constant reminder that if Black people, most especially Black men, do not address sexism with the same vigilance that we (need to) address racism, our (non-monolithic) communities will never ever be whole or safe. In response to Abbey Lincoln's timeless essay, Who Will Revere The Black Woman?, Osayande's powerful book of essays very loudly and clearly say, I will! Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Producer, Writer, Director, NO! The Rape Documentary --AfroLez Productions
This is a powerful, passionate, compelling commentary on how popular culture, including so called rap and strip club hip hop, is complicit in the perpetuation of patriarchy and the abuse and degradation of Black women. Osayande is devastating and relentless in his logic, and unsparing in his willingness to name those who collaborate in corrupting and debasing Black culture. Ideal for general readers and especially courses in Black history, sociology and cultural studies. Dr. Wayne Glasker, Associate Professor of History Director, African American Studies Program, Rutgers University-Camden --Rutgers University
Ewuare X. Osayande does it again! He offers readers a collection of fresh, clear and compelling essays regarding the highly problematic state of contemporary commercial hip-hop music. Osayande challenges this genre entrenched in glorifying black self-hatred, misogyny and materialism. It has been said that the current generation of hip-hop artists has made more money than any other generation of black Americans to date, and yet we must ask ourselves at what cost? Osayande prompts us to grapple with this and other questions related to hip-hop music and culture today. This book is a must read not only for hip-hop heads but for anybody who loves blackness. Dr. Calenthia S. Dowdy, Associate Professor of Youth Culture, Eastern University --Eastern University
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Book Description Talking Drum Communications, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110980163579