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CAPITALIST NIGGER excels as an explosive and jarring indictment of the Black Race. Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success (Timbuktu Publishers, September 17, 2000) asserts that the Black Race, is a consumer race and not a productive race. Says the author, Chika Onyeani, "We are a conquered race and it is utterly foolish for us to believe that we are independent. The Black Race depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding, and its clothing." "Despite enormous natural resources," according to the author, "Blacks are economic slaves because they lack the "killer-instinct" and "devil-may-care" attitude of the Caucausian, as well as the "spider web economic mentality" of the Asian." The author is not afriad to use the most hated word, the 'N' word as a title of his book. He says, "It is not what you call me, but what I answer to, that matters most." The further asserts that "Blacks are economic slaves. We are owned lock stock and barrel by people of European-origin ... I am tired of hearing Blacks always blaming others for their lack of progress in this world; I am tired of the whining and victim-mentality. I am tired of listening to the same complaint, day in day out - racism this, racism that. It's getting us nowhere." "Africans have a stance, 'live for today, let tomorrow take care of itself and be damned' attitude," the author says. "We've become a sheep-like consumer race that depends on other communities for our culture, language, feeding, and clothing. We've become economic slaves in Western society." CAPITALIST NIGGER reserves its harshest criticism for African leaders, who according to Onyeani, have allowed Europeans and others to pillage and plunder Africa's wealth, without anything to show for it, other than more starvation, disease, and dictatorships. "We have as little today than when most of the African countries received independence from their colonial masters," Onyeani says. CAPITALIST NIGGER is an anguished cry to the Black race to wake up, stand up and move on." "We must abandon the victim mentality baggage that we've carried for so long: the notion that somebody owes us something," the author says. "We've got to stop whining and stop begging. The Black race needs to wake up and stand on it's own feet." Says Onyeani, "We need to recognize and learn from others what it takes to succeed. We need to adopt the "devil-may-care" attitude and the "killer-instinct and whatever-it-takes attitude" of the white Caucasian, and the "spider web economic mentality" of the Asian."
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Onyeani is a journalist of international acclaim, distinction and recognition. A former diplomat, he is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the African Sun Times, which has received numerous awards for journalistic excellence. A sought-after speaker, Onyeani is an alumnus of several major institutions of higher learning, both in England and the United States.Review:
"...definitive book on the Black Race that every Black person would like to have written, but didn't have the courage." -- Andreaus Guilty, TV personality
"This is a book of passionate sense of outrage and collective self-reproach. The beginning of self-reform is self-criticism. -- Ali A. Mazrui, D. Phil., (Oxon), Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities, Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University
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Book Description Jonathan Ball Publishers SA, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111868422704
Book Description Jonathan Ball Publishers SA, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1868422704