Africa United: How Football Explains Africa image


PUBLISHER: Canongate Books
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781847676597
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: February 17, 2011


Africa United: How Football Explains Africa

By (author) Steve Bloomfield

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 Cote 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.

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