Books by Chinweizu
The West and the Rest of Us
Decolonising the African Mind
Twentieth-century Africa (1988)
Energy Crisis and Other Poems
Anatomy of Female Power
Towards the Decolonization of
African Literature (1980).
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Reparations and the
Pan-African War on Genocide
Now that the American Nazi masters
of White Power have started implementing their Global
‘Final Solution’ to what, in the USA, they used to call
‘The Negro Question’ [i.e., ‘What is to be done with the
Negro?’], a new and deadly context has arisen for the
Pan-African Reparations Movement.
whether in the African homeland or in the world-wide
Diaspora, have, for three decades already, been under a
genocide attack from the barbarian masters of Global
Europe; a sneak attack made by using Biological Weapons
of Mass Destruction (Bio-WMDs). Those who, for centuries
have orchestrated our enslavement, expropriation and
super-exploitation, are now (Surprise! Surprise!)
orchestrating our extermination.
Our prospects have,
without fanfare, gone from worse to the worst: from a
further 1000 years of exploitation, humiliation and the
most dire poverty, to outright extermination within this
century, if we don’t defeat this attack. Unfortunately,
most Africans do not know that they are at war; or that
Global Europe has been making war, non-stop, on
Pan-Africa for the last six centuries; or that, since
the 1970s, the Nazi masters of Globalization [their
imperialist ‘New World Order’] have been waging a covert
war to exterminate us.
Africans know all
too well of AIDS, and of the AIDS epidemic that is
devastating Pan-African populations; but they, and
especially those of the Homeland, either do not know, or
are too brainwashed to believe, that the AIDS scourge
was deliberately inflicted to exterminate them, via the
World Health Organization (WHO) and its mass vaccination
campaign to, ostensibly, eradicate smallpox. That was
the campaign in which they vaccinated 97 million people
in the 7 countries of Central Africa which became the
epicenter of the AIDS pandemic: Zaire, Zambia, Tanzania,
Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi.
Who manufactured the actual, but still mysterious,
virus that causes AIDS, and why, and how it got into the
WHO vaccines is yet another story?
There comes a time
when a people must get its act together or perish. For
Pan-Africa (the entire Black African World) that time is
NOW! If we fail to get our act together, we will
have no future left, for we shall, like others before
us, be disappeared from Planet Earth by our age-old
enemies: the genocide-addicted barbarian masters of
Global Europe. We shall be disappeared like the Native
Americans of the USA, like the Black Tasmanians, like
the Black Aborigines of Australia, like the Tatar
Aborigines of Siberia. The challenge before all Africans
is, therefore, this:
To wage a
relentless War on Genocide and defeat, by any means
necessary, this satanic extermination campaign that has
been unleashed on us. That is the paramount task, indeed
the one and only strategic task facing us in this
What is to be
As victims of a genocide attack,
it is our duty to respond with a War on Genocide.
To that end,
We must rouse the African fighting spirit.
We must mobilize the population of Pan-Africa.
reorganize the societies and communities of Pan-Africa
to build African Power for Pan-African survival.
But what has reparations got to
do with any of that?
Self-Reparation, the core aspect of reparations, is the
key to everything. How so?
The two prime
obstacles to African mobilization and organization are
the Niggerized populations of Pan-Africa, and
the packed galleries of the Traitors-at-the-Top
of Pan-Africa’s societies and communities: the Traitors
Spiritual, Traitors Temporal, Traitors Intellectual,
Traitors Political, Cultural, Economic etc; Traitors who
are installed by White Power to disorient and lead us
astray, and who hold their own people down for the
imperialist enemy to rape, loot, exploit and
Garvey? That great Pan-African prophet who warned us,
back in the 1920s, against the genocide we are now
undergoing? What kept us from heeding his call to
organize the African Power to deter or defeat this
long-predicted attack? It was none other than our
de-Africanized, Niggerized and zombified minds.
Our first step towards victory must, therefore, be to
de-Niggerize and re-Africanize our minds; to get rid,
especially, of the Niggerism that is now entrenched in
But, first of all, What is the
The Nigger is the
African mangled by white power, a peculiar travesty
produced by centuries of European imperialism and Arab
hegemony. And alas! after more than a century of being
completely in the dungeons of White Power, all of us
Africans today have become Niggers.
The Nigger is the zombie into which White Power has
deformed the African.
The Nigger is a fake African—a person of African race,
who has been stripped of African culture, and who is
culturally Eurocentric or Arabocentric.
The Nigger is a biological African who has internalized
white supremacist superstitions, and become Afrophobic,
and even Eurochauvinist or Arabochauvinist too, in many
The Nigger is a person with black skin, white mind and
white spirit, an African salt that has lost its savor,
brown sugar that has turned sour.
The Nigger is that strange creature – the nominal
African who despises his race, denies African culture,
demonizes his ancestors, and yet expects, and even
demands, that people of the other self-respecting races
of humanity should respect him and treat him as an equal
member of humanity.
The Nigger is the African zombi possessed by the ideas
and ideals of White Supremacy; the Afrocidal African who
craves to be white, physically (e.g., Wacko Jacko), or
culturally (e.g,. the assortment of Black Europeans in
the Homeland, Afro-Saxons in the Diaspora, and Omar
Bashir with his criminal band of Arabizer-Jihadeer
slavers and ethnic cleansers in the Sudan).
The Nigger, mesmerized by the Phantom of Individual
Freedom/Equality/Rights within the White Power system of
the enemy, imagines himself liberated even while
everything in Pan-Africa – our laws, our customs, our
cities, our schools, our beliefs, our ambitions -- still
bears the characteristics stamped on it to serve
The Nigger is the African enchanted by and addicted to
Global Europe’s anti-ecological [i.e., anti-Maat] Way;
that glamorized, capitalist way that is leading to
certain destruction for the biosphere and humanity.
Some Niggers, the Super-Niggers, are so addicted to the
satanic gods and conman heavens of their white
slave-masters that they are, in effect, already
enslaved, not only in body and mind, but also in soul;
not only for a lifetime here on earth, but also for
eternity in the hereafter.
Imagine a black
sheep regurgitated after a week in the stomach of a
white python and covered in a thick gel of python
saliva; imagine that half-digested carcass staggering
about and parading itself as a sheep. Some sheep! But
such, alas, is the Nigger!
the Nigger to think or say: ‘Thank God for Slavery!’ or
‘Thank God for Colonialism!’, i.e. to count as blessings
those two demolitions of African societies by White
Power: demolitions accompanied by viper bites which
imbedded fangs and poisons into the body-social of
Pan-Africa, fangs which are yet to be extracted, and
poisons which are yet to be bled and neutralized with
antidotes, poisons which are still coursing through our
spirits, leaving Pan-Africa too dazed, decrepit and
disoriented to get its act together.
the Niggerized African, whether of the homeland or the
And the Nigger mind is the enemy’s
recruiting point for traitors among us.
is Niggerism that has made Pan-Africa’s
Traitors-at-the-Top squander, in frivolous pursuits, the
past 50 years of ‘Independence’, and it has kept them
chasing after crumbs from the table of White Power,
instead of focusing on their strategic duty to build
African Power. And these gratuitous failures have
brought us, weak and defenseless, into this vaccination
slaughter-yard for genocide.
Our first task in
our War on Genocide is, therefore, to cure Pan-Africa of
Niggerism, with its identity confusions, its
strategic blindness, its miseducated and zombified
consciousness, its suicidal imbecilities and its
infinite tolerance for Traitors-at-the-Top.
Self-Reparation is about effecting this cure. And the
operational proof of successful self-reparation is when
we build the African Power that brings us victory over
this genocide. But the Nigger in us dreads and obstructs
Brown? Remember his battle cry? “Die, Nigger Die!”
We are yet to fully
undergo that wise cure he prescribed. There are still
too many Niggers in Pan-Africa, doing havoc among us
everywhere. In fact, Niggers are proliferating,
particularly in the Homeland. We must speedily kill off
the Nigger, for the Nigger must die if the
African is to live!
Remember Cabral, who taught us
to re-become Africans and to struggle against our own
re-Africanization and overcoming our crippling
weaknesses are the fundamentals of the self-reparation
we must accomplish. Without them, our chances of
surviving this 21st century are less than
that of a hailstone in a metal-melting furnace.
Killing the Nigger is the foundation for our
self-reparation program. And since the Nigger is so hard
to kill, we must collectively help one another to kill
the Nigger in himself or herself.
basic and urgent task of the African Self-Reparation
Movement is clear:
the Nigger, for that is the only conversion that
could save our bodies here on earth, and our souls in
To Africanize ourselves, we must
Afrocentrify our minds.
After a century or more of
comprehensive miseducation, our first need is to know
ourselves and know our enemies.
And for that we must turn to our sages and prophets from
down the ages and drink from their fountains of healing
learn from our anti-imperialist prophets, from Boukman
We must learn from our intellectual warriors and
pathfinders, from the defenders of the African way: from
Garvey, Cheikh Anta Diop, Amilcar Cabral, Martin
Delaney, Malcolm X, Blyden, Fanon, Cesaire, Carruthers
We must seek guidance from our sages across the
millennia, from Ptahhotep down to p’Bitek, and from the
proverbs of our ancestors.
We must take inspiration from exemplary organizers and
mobilizers of African Power, from Mena to Menelik, from
Senwosre to Shaka, from Seqenenre Tao, Kamose, Ahmose,
Piankhy, and Taharka, down to Sundiata, Sonni Ali, Osei
Tutu, Dessalines, Nzinga, Yaw Asantewa, Nehanda, Sobukwe
and many many more.
We must arm ourselves with the weapon of culture, of
African culture; we must furnish our minds with
Afrocentric stories, epics, historiographs, parables,
riddles, instructions, admonitions; with the sciences
and technologies that built the Great Pyramids on the
Nile; with the stories of the Good works, Suffering,
Death and Resurrection of Ausar/Orsir, the sorrows and
saving powers of Ise, the wisdom of Djehuti and the
other Akhu (Enlightened Ones) of the Sep Tepi.
African Spirit to resurrect, like Ausar, after these
many centuries of menticide, we must erase from
Pan-Africa the satanic imprint of White Power and its
Afrocidal brand of knowledge.
We must end our tolerance and admiration for those
Nigger devils in the Traitors’ galleries who are
spotlighted and glorified by enemy propaganda.
We must withdraw our allegiance and followership from
the star Nigger misleaders foisted on us by White Power
manipulation and praise songs.
We must abandon the acclaimed Niggers who purvey enemy
doctrines and, instead, we must soak up wisdom from our
own Afrocentric instructors: those who teach in the
killing off the Nigger in and all around us, and while
Afrocentrifying ourselves and our communities, we must
not neglect some urgent defensive measures that we need
to contain this genocide attack:
Do not submit to any mass
vaccination program, especially those sponsored by
any White Power outfit, like the WHO and other UN
At all times, Practice safe sex
and other anti-AIDS measures.
Breed as much as you can. Pan
Africa has a problem of UNDER-POPULATION, not
“overpopulation”, and we now need also to breed at a
faster rate than the enemy’s genocide machine can
mow us down.
Give your offspring a thorough
Afrocentric upbringing to ensure they become
Africans and not Niggers!
Create structures that will make
and keep us African in mind and spirit.
at all times, and create organs for African control
of African countries and communities.
Insist on Africa for the
Africans, and on using Africa’s resources for
Disorganize the imperialist
structures that entrap your country, enslave your
society and warp your lives.
Remember, at all
times, that the battlefront in this War on Genocide is
wherever you are. So, take action wherever you are,
today and every day:
Kill the Nigger
in and around you and Afrocentrify yourself and your
Slay the Phantom of individual freedom/equality/rights
which enemy sirens brandish to delude and cripple us.
The only freedom/equality/rights any African can have
anywhere on earth is the freedom/equality/rights
guaranteed by African Power.
Anything else is a mirage that
appears and disappears at the whim of White Power.
Afrocentrism, like reparations, is all about building
African Power, and recognize that the problem of the 21st
century is the problem of African Power: How to build
enough of it to guarantee the survival and sovereign
autonomy of Pan-Africa.
Remember at all
times, that there is no individual exemption, no
individual escape route, from this genocide attack. A
Colin Powell may claim that he isn’t black or African;
but can he fool those new and improved Bio-WMD viruses
that are genetically engineered to pick out and kill
blacks, and blacks only?
We are all in this together, and must fight the
war collectively or perish separately.
Therefore Organize, don’t
And in taking up the challenge,
let us arm our spirits with Boukman’s prayer of 1791:
Good God who created the Sun which shines on us from
above, who rouses the sea and makes the thunder rumble;
Listen! God though hidden in a cloud watches
The god of the whiteman calls forth crime but our God
wills good works.
Our God who is so good commands us to vengeance.
He will direct our arms and help us.
the likeness of the white man’s god who has so often
brought us to tears and listen to liberty which speaks
in all our hearts (Boukman, Haitian Vodun priest, Aug.
1791; tr. by Jacob Carruthers ).
With Boukman’s spirit lighting up our path
Let us unite and go forward to
win this War on Genocide!
Reparations for Darfur
USAfrica: A Mortal Danger for Black
Letter from Chinweizu /
Letters from Kola Boof
Racism: Arab and European Compared
Enslavement: Arab and European Compared
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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus
By Charles C. Mann
a big fan of Charles Mann’s previous
New Revelations of the Americas Before
Columbus, in which he
provides a sweeping and provocative
examination of North and South America
prior to the arrival of Christopher
Columbus. It’s exhaustively researched
but so wonderfully written that it’s
anything but exhausting to read. With
1493, Mann has taken it to a
new, truly global level. Building on the
groundbreaking work of Alfred Crosby
The Columbian Exchange and, I’m
proud to say, a fellow Nantucketer),
Mann has written nothing less than the
story of our world: how a planet of what
were once several autonomous continents
is quickly becoming a single,
Mann not only talked to countless
scientists and researchers; he visited
the places he writes about, and as a
consequence, the book has a marvelously
wide-ranging yet personal feel as we
follow Mann from one far-flung corner of
the world to the next. And always, the
prose is masterful. In telling the
improbable story of how Spanish and
Chinese cultures collided in the
Philippines in the sixteenth century, he
takes us to the island of Mindoro whose
“southern coast consists of a number of
small bays, one next to another like
tooth marks in an apple.” We learn how
the spread of malaria, the potato,
tobacco, guano, rubber plants, and sugar
cane have disrupted and convulsed the
planet and will continue to do so until
we are finally living on one integrated
or at least close-to-integrated Earth.
Whether or not the human instigators of
all this remarkable change will survive
the process they helped to initiate more
than five hundred years ago remains,
Mann suggests in this monumental and
revelatory book, an open question.
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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in
By Melissa V.
According to the
author, this society has historically exerted
considerable pressure on black females to fit into one
of a handful of stereotypes, primarily, the Mammy, the
Matriarch or the Jezebel. The selfless
Mammy’s behavior is marked by a slavish devotion to
white folks’ domestic concerns, often at the expense of
those of her own family’s needs. By contrast, the
relatively-hedonistic Jezebel is a sexually-insatiable
temptress. And the Matriarch is generally thought of as
an emasculating figure who denigrates black men, ala the
characters Sapphire and Aunt Esther on the television
shows Amos and Andy and Sanford and Son, respectively.
points out how the propagation of these harmful myths
have served the mainstream culture well. For instance,
the Mammy suggests that it is almost second nature for
black females to feel a maternal instinct towards
As for the source
of the Jezebel, black women had no control over their
own bodies during slavery given that they were being
auctioned off and bred to maximize profits. Nonetheless,
it was in the interest of plantation owners to propagate
the lie that sisters were sluts inclined to mate
The White Masters of the
The World and Africa, 1965
By W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois’
Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization
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