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More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told
     

More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told

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by Chuck Korr, Marvin Close
 

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ISBN-10: 0312607164

ISBN-13: 9780312607166

Pub. Date: 11/22/2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer

In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their

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Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer

In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their exercise periods. Denied repeatedly, they risked beatings and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and served as an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid. Former Robben Island inmate Nelson Mandela noted in the documentary FIFA: 90 Minutes for Mandela, "Soccer is more than just a game…. The energy, passion, and dedication this game created made us feel alive and triumphant despite the situation we found ourselves in."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312607166
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
563,765
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface by Sepp Blatter,
Introduction,
Chapter 1 The Apartheid State,
Chapter 2 The Price of Resistance,
Chapter 3 The Struggle for Prisoners' Rights,
Chapter 4 The Need to Organize Football,
Chapter 5 Football Establishes Itself,
Chapter 6 The Atlantic Raiders Affair,
Chapter 7 Growing Older with Football,
Chapter 8 Two Football Codes on One Island,
Chapter 9 Something More than Football,
Chapter 10 Football Struggles to Survive,
Chapter 11 The Arrival of the Soweto Generation,
Epilogue Life After the Island,
The Story Behind More Than Just a Game by Professor Chuck Korr,
Index,
Acknowledgements,

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More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: the Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I would definately reccomend this book and i am 12 and in 7th grade.
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