Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success - A Spider Web Doctrine
East Orange, NJ (PRWEB) February 11, 2005
Dr. Chika Onyeani, author of the critically-acclaimed and controversial book, "Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success," announces the start of a national book tour on February 16th, 2005 in Baltimore, MD. Onyeani will appear on the 'Everyone's Place African Cultural Forum' radio program on WOLB AM1010 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Additional appearances are scheduled for Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles and many other cities.
In "Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success," Onyeani asserts that from the time Africans are born, "we are taught to hate everything African or Black. We are taught to value the Caucasian culture over our own culture. We are taught to value the Caucasian history over our own history. The miseducation starts from the day we enter school, when the African child is confronted with the first nemesis of cultural annihilation: the language of his culture is repressed in favor of the English language."
Says Onyeani, "The African race is the only race ....to have been conquered historically, culturally, socially and economically. The preservation, effectiveness and ultimate survival of a race depends exclusively on their ability to communicate effectively in the language of their culture and history. What makes a race formidable and distinct is the effective use of their language.Ã®
Unfortunately, "In the next twenty years, most of the African languages will be extinct. The annihilation of the African languages,Ã® he said, Ã¬can be traced directly to the stupid notion on the part of older Africans who had come in contact with the British and French that it was more of an honor for them to speak English or French with their accent, than to learn these two languages as a secondary language as other cultures have done."
In "Capitalist Nigger," which has reached the No.1 bestseller on some markets, Onyeani assigns the second annihilation which confronts the African child when he begins his school life to the name he must answer. Ã¬As a conquered people, Europeans, especially the English and the French, insisted that Africans abandon their historical names to answer to their own names, David, Michael, Paul, Peter, John, Andrew, William, Walter, etc., etc. They insisted that if Africans had to become "Christians," they had to abandon their names which are historically and culturally rich. As most Africans named their children after their parents, grandparents, great-grand parents, relatives, and others, the abandonment of these names lost significant connection to our past and ultimately to our future."
Onyeani says that Africans can no longer blame the Europeans for this miseducation but "must lay the blame on African scholars themselves, who have been too lazy to research our past and correct the convoluted history being taught in African schools. This laziness continues to contribute in a major way to the annihilation of the history and culture of Africa."
"We can begin the authentic education of the African," says Onyeani, Ã¬not just with changing the historical, cultural, political and economic history books of our schools. Rather it will start when already educated Africans abandon the easy way out by producing what they need rather than depending on Europeans and Caucasian Americans.
"Our authentic education will begin when we are able to build our own roads; our authentic education will start when we can produce the drugs and medical equipment that our people need; it will start when we can manufacture our own lights bulbs, build our power plants, build the electrical grids and be able to provide electricity to our multitudes. After all, the Caucasian has already done everything for us. All we need is to copy what they have already done and copy it for our own benefit. We donÃt have to invent a new mousetrap; it has already been invented."
About Dr. Chika Onyeani
Chika 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. Onyeani is a sought-after speaker. He is regularly interviewed on BBC and Voice of America, and has appeared on all the major television networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, UPN, WB and been interviewed more than 60 times on radio.
"Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success - A Spider Web Doctrine" (ISBN 0967846099) is available from amamzon.com or everywhere books are sold, or directly from Timbuktu Publishers for $14.99 (includes shipping and handling). For more information, please visit http://www.lettertoafrica.blogspot.com.
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