is a compilation of works by LL Osborne, ranging from science-fiction to
poetry. Third World USA is the twilight journey of a young man that
reminds us that misery is not always a foreign plague, but exists just
behind our backyard. Brownstone takes the reader into the life of a
wannabe who questions his life, after having lived it without a second
thought. It also places love at the centre of healing human suffering.
MetrOmpolis is a hypothetical expansion on what could become our lives,
in the era of globalization. It is an unrestrained, imaginative piece,
and not a science treaty. Love, Sex and Mathematics, is a romantic
comedy that portrays immigrants in Western society. It is also an ode to
women s sexuality and an attempt to describe why relationships fail.
Lastly, a few Un-Kind Poems, celebrating love, sorrow, and freedom.
About the Author:
Osborne studied philosophy and literature, before undertaking a career
in disease prevention. An interest for journalism and photography was
also embraced simultaneously, and was developed mostly in the black
press Nommo, Ariztos, African Affairs, Africulture. LL also worked as a
radio DJ, (1991-1998: WKCR, KCSB), mostly to familiarize auditors with
African music which at the time was not widespread, Reggae artists, and
issues in the black communities. Greatest writing influences are:
Langston Hughes, Steve Biko, Nella Larsen, Chester Himes, Richard
Wright, Cheik Anta Diop, John Henrike Clark, Rousseau, Melville, Poe,
Orwell, Burgess, Hesse. Lastly, the Chinua Achebe s African Writers
Series. LL Osborne published a first book in 2002, Poets Without Limits,
an anthology of black poetry which was meant to be a collectible item.
Mostly LL Osborne is a traveling artist of multicultural background.