ChatAfrik BookClub

As first lord of the admiralty and minister for war and air, Churchill stood resolute at the center of international affairs. In this classic account, he dramatically details how the tides of despair and triumph flowed and ebbed as the political and military leaders of the time navigated the dangerous currents of world conflict. Churchill vividly recounts the major campaigns that shaped the war: the furious attacks of the Marne, the naval maneuvers off Jutland, Verdun's "soul-stirring frenzy," and the surprising victory of Chemins des Dames. Here, too, he re-creates the dawn of modern warfare: the buzz of airplanes overhead,…
The Origin of Speeches begins by recapping the history of our views about the source of language. It then debunks the errors that infuse your dictionary, like those about how words in "unrelated" languages could only have identical sound and sense by "coincidence." It does so with both quality and quantity of data. The next chapters give anyone the skills to sleuth out the Edenic origin of any human word. One learns about letters that shift in sound and location, and letters that drop in and drop out. We discover how Edenics works much like other natural sciences, such as…
Wakaman Revolution Don Start-o! Oyibo take wakaman make boi-boi. Soja bulala am with koboko, then tiff we money go Switzerland. Politician say, “Vote for me!” Them reach Abuja start to fight for okuko with tolotolo leg; isi ewu, and cow leg for make ngwo-ngwo with pepper soup! Chop, wakaman no get! Work, he no see! Light and water, for where; who born monkey! Wakaman carry una shit for head; plant una food; clean una road; polish una shoe; wash una cloth; cook una food; and cut una grass. Why People Go Vex With this Book This book go open wakaman…
Description: It is very difficult to define what politics is or is not. Perhaps, the best way to approach the subject is to examine human beings. What is human nature? Perhaps, human beings cannot be defined? To define something is to limit it; human beings seem limitless hence cannot be defined? Be that as it may, we can describe human behavior. Empirical evidence shows that wherever human beings live that they live in social groups. The human society could be as small as the family unit, the kindred unit, the village, the town, a tribe, a nation, a continent and,…
Despite billions of dollars of aid and the best efforts of the international community to improve economies and bolster democracy across Africa, violent dictatorships persist. As a result, millions have died, economies are in shambles, and whole states are on the brink of collapse. Political observers and policymakers are starting to believe that economic aid is not the key to saving Africa. So what does the continent need to do to throw off the shackles of militant rule? African policy expert George Ayittey argues that before Africa can prosper, she must be free. Taking a hard look at the fight…
Wanna B Prez? 10 Life Strategies from President Barack Obama's Journey to the White House Publication Date: May 18, 2011 On February 10, 2007, when Senator Barack Obama from Illinois declared his intention to run for the office of president of the United States, he had a BIG DREAM. He was an unknown Black male with Islamic names, of questionable nationality, and no major political support. Yet, on November 4, 2008, he won the presidential election by a clear majority! Wanna B. Prez? is a motivational book comprised of 10 life strategies taken from President Obama s inspirational campaign. The…
Owanbe! Yoruba Celebrations of Life by Abi Adegboye and Ibiyemi Dare Ó wà ń'bẹ̀! Correct music, mouth-watering dishes, fine colorful fabrics, skyscraping gèlès, beautiful bodies in motion, drama, oríṣiríṣí and definitely, cash! Part cultural artifact, part how-to manual, this book is a delightful resource about Yoruba cultural celebrations. It features naming ceremonies, coming of age rituals, community festivals, recipes, and much more. • Perfect Paperback:68 pages • Publisher:Rufus and Rachel Publishing, Inc.; 1ST edition (March 1, 2010) • Language:English • ISBN-10:0615342329 • ISBN-13: 978-0615342320 Features • Yoruba naming ceremonies • Yoruba marriages • African cultures • Death and funerals •…
CAPITALIST NIGGER excels as an explosive and jarring indictment of the Black Race. Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success (Timbuktu Publishers, September 17, 2000) asserts that the Black Race, is a consumer race and not a productive race. Says the author, Chika Onyeani, "We are a conquered race and it is utterly foolish for us to believe that we are independent. The Black Race depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding, and its clothing." "Despite enormous natural resources," according to the author, "Blacks are economic slaves because they lack the "killer-instinct" and "devil-may-care" attitude of the…
The Black James Bond is Born in The Broederbond Conspiracy, Penned by Internationally Acclaimed Author Chika Onyeani From the vivid imagination of Chika Onyeani, Editor of the African Sun Times, comes an intriguing book in which the black James Bond is unleashed on the world and South African conspirators portrayed in his spy thriller, "The Broederbond Conspiracy." Following in the footsteps of his hero Ian Fleming, author of the Bond novels, Chika takes the reader on a wild ride through Africa's power politics as Africa's top agent, Chima Amadi, is sent to battle an evil group of apartheid plotters seeking…
More than just a book about boxing, Adeyinka Makinde's JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula, is a portrait of the social and cultural mores of the tough working class, Catholic-dominant environs of 1960s Jersey City where the Mafia was an all pervading presence. The story of the hard punching, charismatic but flawed Frankie DePaula encapsulates the romantic toughness as well as the destructive underbelly of the first city of 'The Garden State'. Hailing from the tough Westside section of Jersey City, Frankie appeared to be a phenomenon in the making when he stopped all of his…
This book was written to draw the attention of its readers to the increasing social, economic, and political predicament of African nations. Traditionally, in addressing African problems the western media has focused on such areas as war, famine, and disease, but has devoted little or no time to internal issues and conflicts. Usually by the time the western media covers such news, it is too late. Many people still remember the Biafran quagmire and the millions of lives lost in that war. More recently, the genocide in Rwanda happened under the watchful eyes of the international community. The territorial integrity…
Stock investing is a real business and some of the world's richest individuals got to where they are through investing wisely in the stock markets. It is also true that many people do not understand the basics of stock investing. The main goal of this book is to explain in simple terms the process of stock market investing. This book teaches you what you need to know about stock market investing. It covers many areas of investing including stocks, mutual funds, bonds, treasury bills, derivative investments, options, futures and commodities, Forex trading and others. For advanced investors this book offers…
This book has one major objective: to clarify some myths surrounding hedge funds and the hedge fund industry. Since the collapse of the technology sector, hedge funds have become popular and have consistently over performed the global equity markets. Many investors do not understand the investment philosophy and strategies of hedge funds. Here, the author uses a different approach, by presenting factual information in a simple and clear language. Upon reading this book, you will understand what hedge funds are, their investment strategies, and the risks and rewards of investing in them. You will also learn about offshore funds and…
This is a very compelling collection that is guaranteed to capture and sustain the attention of all consumers and connoisseurs of poetry, especially those with emotional investments in Africa. The imagery of these poems is at once vivid and deeply layered, truthfully grim and hopeful. And the social commitment of Ahiabuike's verse is exemplary; it celebrates the tastes, smells, peoples, flavors, and futures of the land of his birth without oozing the smug, hagiographical nationalism of similar literary undertakings. In Nigeria's immense promise, landscapes, peoples, cultures, aspirations, values, and in the diversity of its traditions, Ahiabuike has constructed a poetic…