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

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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 a
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published April 22nd 2010)
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Scott
Sep 01, 2012 Scott rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was especially disappointing because the topic has so much potential, but the work is extremely poorly executed. It is the rare book I could not finish (but I did make it through about 150 pages before my wife told me it was ok to give up). The authors seem much more interested in the minutia of how the Robbin Island soccer league was run than the personalities populating the island prison, or what the league meant in the history of South Africa. It is an especially disappointing work ...more
Hannah
Aug 17, 2011 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hannah by: Language Arts Teacher, Reading List
I read this book for a school book report. We were required to read 2 fiction and 2 non fiction. I read this one as one of my none fictions ones. I am not usually interested in none-fiction and wasn't excited going into the reading. By the end of the book though, it had become one of my favorites, or at least on of my favorite non fiction books.

I am a soccer player myself, so this automatically made it an area of interest. There was a lot of information, and you could tell it was a nonfiction bo
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Rosa
Aug 30, 2013 Rosa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A powerful testament to the power and potential of sport and a fascinating story of how South African political prisoners used soccer to practice democracy, maintain their dignity, and transcend their horrendous circumstances.
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Simon
Mar 04, 2015 Simon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting story that the author tried to make extremely boring. He succeeded.
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