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Africa United

How Football Explains Africa

Steve Bloomfield
Barcode 9781847676597

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Release Date: 17/02/2011

Edition: Main
Genre: Sports & Hobbies
Label: Canongate Books
Language: English
Publisher: Canongate Books

How Football Explains Africa. A fascinating modern history of Africa.

Football inspires competition and inflames passions nowhere as strongly as in Africa. Travelling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, journalist Steve Bloomfield meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, and discovers the role that football has played in shaping the continent. He recounts how football has helped to prop up an authoritarian regime in Egypt, end a conflict in Côte d'Ivoire and provide a tiny ray of light in war-torn Somalia.

Africa United is a superb, modern-day portrait of Africa, told through the game that unites it.