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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Timbuktu Publishers (October 17, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967846099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967846095
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #736,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

Onyani writes what no whitey would dare to say.
Peter Klatzow
What I don't like about this book is that while the author criticizes blacks for trying to look white, he advocates blacks adopting white culture.
Luis Ramos
This book is a must read for everyone regardless of race.
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51 of 59 people found the following review helpful By rodog63jr on January 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Onyeani's book is the best book I read by an African on the state of the race in Africa and the rest of the Diaspora. He pulls no punches in showing how Africans worldwide are economically dependent on others. He criticizes his fellow Africans in Africa, African immigrants in the u.s., African-Americans, and Caribbean-Americans. He shows the lack of entrepreneurship by Africans can be traced to a deep belief of the inate inferiority of our race and the superiority of other races. He is correct in saying that many Africans have more reverance for the European, the Asian, the Jew and others than for God. One can look at our women and men who dye their hair all colors of the spectrum. Carlos Cooks of the African Nationalist Pioneer Movement said that the hair has more sense than this brainwashed person, because it always returns to its natural state.
The book calls for aggressive pursuit of capitalism, taking charge of one's destiny, and seeking out advice in your path to success. It puts out a challenge to Africans, "If you see yourselves as equal to other human beings, you must prepare yourself to play and win the game of capitalism as we do in sports, music dance and the military .This book also makes subtle calls for Black unity that has been call ed for by various leaders such Marcus Garvey, Carlos Cooks, Malcolm X, Kwame Ture (stokely Carmichael) Kwame Nkrumah and others. A united Black world economically independent will be a site to behold. I have committed myself to buying the author's newspaper "the African Sun-Times" in order to better understand and communicate with my brothers and sisters from the motherland.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elijah Chingosho on August 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting book on the economic and social situation of Africans in Africa and the diaspora. The author is very critical of the economic underdevelopment and dependence of African peoples on other races. He ascribes this to inferiority complex and lack of self-confidence and self-discipline in the ability of African peoples to be world-renowned successful entrepreneurs, industrialists, scientists and engineers. He cites several examples of ineptitude by African leaders with the resource rich African continent being heavily debt-ridden with nothing to show where the money went.

Onyeani believes that by following the capitalist path and doing so aggressively, resolutely, persistently and with confidence, it should be possible to uplift the African race from the bottom layers of society where it is largely settled.

It is easy to dismiss Onyeani's ideas as just rantings of a frustrated African but this introspection is a critical first step towards the mental and economic emancipation of the African race. One can accuse the author of advocating a system of "capitalism" which is inherently oppressive and exploitative and is a creation by the Caucasian race which tends to contradict his basic message. However, such thinking misses the basic point that African needs to catch up or surpass the other races in building a better community characterized by prosperity, progress, mutual assistance and support and unity.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Randall on March 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book was excellent. That's the best way that I can describe it. Blacks need to stop begging and praying for the things that they want and start making them happen. Stop trying to buy your way into being accepted and start making our communities so great that others will want to buy into our communities. Stop complaining about other groups using their prejudice to bar you from the services that you should be providing for yourself and your people. No, they don't owe you open arms and smiling faces into their towns, clubs, etc. They have the right to exclude because they created their own. We can create our own, but we lack the foresight and fortitude to do it. And who's fault is that?

The Chinese don't owe you better food because you keep supporting their non-ventilated, dingy storefronts. The Arabs don't owe you better quality gas because you keep filling up at their lackluster stations. The Indians don't owe you a ride in their taxi because you don't have your own people driving taxis as well. My point, the world owes nothing to anyone. It is not fair, but if you're waiting for all the peoples of the world to apologize to the Black community for lack of respect and lack of services, then you'll be waiting forever. Besides, it's not their duty to provide for us-that's our job. We're pathetic internatinally because we can't provide and protect ourselves without the help of others. And Blacks wonder why we are looked down upon by every other ethnic group?

Blacks have the responsibility to be our own standardbearers and our own providers. That's our job and noone else's. Respect is earned and even taken. But it has never been given. At least for real.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Floyd on July 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
I thought the book gave a raw and uncut truth about africans,etc. Onyeani shot straight from the hip in regards to how we view and approach wealth. We need to become more aggressive, not to the point where we become blinded by wealth, but as far as being more proactive when it comes to wealth. I am an entrepeneur, and I am going to implement some the theories and concepts he mentioned so I can make my community a better place.
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