Book Review: Chika Onyeani’s Capitalist Nigger

Capitalist Nigger by Chika Onyeani is a business/financial self-help published in the year 2000 and is about just how black people the world over are their own enemies when it comes to economic advancement.

In this book Chika Onyeani raises an issue of the spider web doctrine used by many other races to keep wealth speculating within their communities. He is highly critical of black people that we are mostly intrigued by flashy, consumerist life as opposed to working together economically to advance our own race.

This book is written in a textbook type of way, which is a bit off-putting if you read for pleasure, but the information and advice it carries more than make up for the poor style of writing.

I found the whole theory of spider-web doctrine; I came across that concept for the first time from this book and have read a few more texts about it since. It is a very powerful economic practice.

The only negative to this book is just how belittling and condescending to the black race Chika is in his criticism.

I’d recommend this book to everyone that wants to go into business or is interested in how micro-economies are built.

Out of ten, I rate Capitalist Nigger eight, taking away the two points solely for his negative attitude towards the black race without bearing in mind the causes of our compensational behaviour.

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