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Africa United: Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa

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Africa United is the story of modern-day Africa told through its soccer. Traveling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomfield meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, discovering the role that soccer has played in shaping the continent. He recounts how soccer has helped to stoke conflicts and end wars, bring countries together and prop up authoritarian regimes.

A lively and elegantly reported travelogue, Africa United calls attention to the amazing relationships between people and soccer, and to the state of Africa on the cusp of the biggest moment in its sporting history, the 2010 World Cup.

About the Author

Steve Bloomfield has been based in Nairobi since 2006, reporting from twenty-five countries across Africa. A former Africa correspondent for The Independent, he now writes for a range of publications including Monocle and The Observer, and has also written for Newsweek, GQ, and Esquire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061984952
Author:
Bloomfield, Steve
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Sociology of Sports
Subject:
Soccer - Social aspects - Africa
Subject:
Soccer - Political aspects - Africa
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in 50.24 oz

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