Osayimwese Nadir Karume
Osayimwese Nadir Karume (aka James E. Johnson Jr.) is a prominent artist on the Philadelphia Poetry scene. He is the CEO of Poeticventures.com and member of the NBAT (National Black Arts Theater). Osay is a Poet/songwriter who recent works included Revolutionary Thoughts ( PoeticVentures Records) and The Reflections of a Black mans Mind (Poetic Ventures Publishing). He is the recipient of the California Golden Poet Award, United States Journalist Award, University Of Pennsylvania Community service Award amongst others. His New venture is the release of his sophmore Album Speak EZ N2 the Blu which is a account of emotional, Social, and Political views that interest us all. He has performed all over the country and has been a featured artist on many local radio stations. His passion for his people, community, and family is the inner fire that compels him to write and perfom.
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Reflections Of A Black Man's Mind
by Osayimwese Karume
Philadelphia born Poet Osayimwese Nadir Karume set the Philadelphia poetry scene on fire with his first book Reflections Of A Black Man's Mind.
This book of poems explores a young black boy's thoughts as he grows up from the streets of North Philadelphia to the shores of Italy and back to the streets of his home town. He also offers essays on Black crime and the Black education system.
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