I Am You: A Book of Poetry, Osamase Ekhator

Osamase Ekhator’s second book, “I AM YOU”, attempts to answer the question of what it means to be a “man” in America, through a Black lens. “I AM YOU” also focuses on three themes: love, religion, and social injustice. This literary journey will feature 60 poems, separated into four chapters:

1. childHOOD ft. A.M. Erica
2. BLACK: Love It or Hate It
4. Get Up

I Am You: A Book of Poetry is a poetry book I was excited to discover because poetry books of this nature need to be read and loved by everyone as it explores such poignant subjects that shouldn’t be missed. I was eager to get lost in I Am You: A Book of Poetry and I can already say that I loved it! And it lived up to my expectations and exceeded them.

As I started to read I Am You: A Book of Poetry I knew it was going to be incredible, from the start it had a beautiful effortless feel to it and was a joy to read. I read this book faster than I normally would a poetry book because it was just so addictive and captivating! And if that isn’t a sign of an incredible poetry book then I don’t know what is book lovers. That is why I already recommend you lovely readers have a read of I Am You: A Book of Poetry, however if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the wonderful I Am You: A Book of Poetry!

I Am You: A Book of Poetry is a collection of sixty poems that are some of the most moving poems I have ever read. I Am You: A Book of Poetry is a unique book that stands out amongst the crowd and its poems will make you feel a host of different emotions. This compelling collection of poems is written by poet Osamase Ekhator and his words leave a lasting impact on you. That is why I recommend this book to everybody, even those that don’t typically read poems as I promise this will change your mind and make you a lover of poetry! This book is so easy to fall in love with and I hope everyone does.

The poems laced throughout I Am You: A Book of Poetry are so brilliant and deeply personal too that I have not been able to stop thinking about them. They explore the question of what it is to be a black man in America and author Osamase Ekhator shares the answer to this question in touching and emotive poems that leave a lasting impression on you.

As soon as I would finish one poem I would end up re-reading it because I wanted to immerse myself in it again and understand the true meaning or just re-read it for the enjoyment of it. That is the power of Ekhator’s words and I love how Ekhator challenges his readers to do this and to immerse themselves in his poetry. It made for a beautiful and captivating reading experience.

Osamase Ekhator is a newly discovered poet of mine, but I wish I had discovered his work sooner because never before have I been so transfixed by poems! I have read a lot of poems in my time, especially since a young age but rarely am I so provoked in different ways by the ones in I Am You: A Book of Poetry, as I felt they really did capture a wide range of emotions which is hard for a poet to accomplish. However, Ekhator accomplishes this with his mesmerizing prose and unique poems.

Overall I Am You: A Book of Poetry is a sensational, emotive, and beautiful poetry book that should not be missed, I, of course, have to award this stellar book five stars! So please, have a read of I Am You: A Book of Poetry and get lost in the captivating and brilliant words of Osamase Ekhator and be compelled to read from the very beginning to the very end… you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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