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Art at War: Revolutionary Art against Cultural Imperialism

Ewuare X. Osayande


What does it mean to create poetry in a time of war? What does it mean to create any art during a time when the United States, the sole superpower on the planet, is primed to do what Nazi Germany wished it could have done? For one, it means to create at a time when masses of people, guilty of no crime, unless it is a crime to be poor and oppressed, are being slaughtered in the streets, when bombs rain down death daily. It means to create art when life literally hangs in the balance, when so many are relying on others they may never see to insure their survival. We, who reside in the belly of this beast, are those others.

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.

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