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African Soccerscapes by Peter Alegi
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May 14, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: africa, soccer, sports
Read from May 14 to 20, 2010

Brief, but really good overview of the history of soccer on the African continent (and of African players abroad.) It starts off with the introduction of the game in Africa via various colonial institutions and continues on up to the present day with a bit about South Africa hosting the World Cup this summer. The chapter about African players moving to Europe and how it's left African league soccer with a "muscle drain" was fascinating. Definitely recommended.
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