A tireless organizer, compelling speaker and revolutionary theoretician, OMALI YESH1TELA is recognized as one of the few leaders giving a cohesive analysis of the crisis confronting African people worldwide. Whether it’s in Sudan, Niger, or New Orleans, African communities face devastating conditions. YESH1TELA'S insight into the root causes and his visions for real solutions are more timely and relevant than ever. The new book, OMALI YESH1TELA SPEAKS, shares 28 of the leader’s most powerful speeches, articles and interviews from the past fifteen years. YESH1TELA argues that poverty and the associated symptoms imposed on Africa and the African diaspora will only end when African people win genuine political power to control their own resources. YESH1TELA also strikes the heart of the current U.S. political and economic crisis with sharp commentary on recent world events, from the attacks of September 11, 2001, to the current war on Iraq. September 25th, 2005 kicked off OMALI YESH1TELA'S international book tour of college campuses, bookstores and community events. He recently gave presentations at San Francisco and San Diego State Universities, was keynote speaker at the Barrio Bookfest in Oxnard, California, and just presented at an African conference in Berlin, Germany. Upcoming tour events include: Oct.11-13 London, England Oct.20-24 Philadelphia, PA – U Penn Bookstore, Lincoln University and community events Oct.25 Howard University Oct.26 Bowie University Oct.27 Hyattsville, MD - Karibu Books Oct.29 St. Petersburg, FL: St. Pete Festival of Reading, community events Nov.4-6 Holland Nov.23-Dec.1 Namibia Dec.9-11 Ft. Wayne, IN More events are being added weekly. For more information look for the tour calendar on the Burning Spear Uhuru Publications website: www.burninspearuhuru.com About the Author: OMALI YESH1TELA is Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, founder of The Burning Spear newspaper and leader of the growing Uhuru Movement, fighting for justice in black communities around the world. YESH1TELA'S theory of African Internationalism and struggle for a united, liberated Africa, led by African workers, continues the unfinished legacy of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Kwame Nkrumah.