The African Lion, Dr Chika Onyeani, is back and roaring. The author of the phenomenally successful Capitalist Nigger offers a new collection of his speeches, articles and other writings over the last fifteen years.
In Roar of the African Lion, Dr Onyeani's unblinking gaze and plain speaking are directed at many of the burning issues of the day. He outlines his revolutionary Spider Web Doctrine—aimed at financial self-reliance and the upliftment of black communities—and attacks the parasitic leaders whose greed has robbed the people of Africa of opportunities for advancement and development since their liberation. He is equally scornful of the failures of the African elite to influence the direction of their countries, and has trenchant comments to make about racism, xenophobia and hypocrisy in Africa, America and elsewhere.
Dr Onyeani also tackles the persistence of slavery on the continent, the West’s ambivalent attitude to aid and debt relief, rampant corruption and ‘whiteness’ of Barack Obama. Looking to the future, he cautions Africa to be wary of China’s embrace and to pursue its own solutions to African problems.