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Book Review - Chika Onyeani's Capitalist Nigger

"Another issue I had with the publication was that of a myriad of unsubstantiated claims, some of which sounded somewhat exaggerated" 

You are unlikely to get a more controversial title than 'Capitalist Nigger'. The particular copy I perused declared that over 40,000 copies had been sold in SA; clear proof that controversy sells. 

The paperback in question is the product of Chika Onyeani's grip on current affairs and life experiences. Although he began writing it in 1999, it has an almost prophetic feel to it when it talks of the oppression of the people of Southern Sudan who recently became the world's newest nation. 

For me, reading the book was very similar to finally watching a much touted movie a couple of years after its release. The fact that so many people had recommended it to me heightened my expectation. It is not surprising therefore that I was disappointed by a number of aspects. 

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