More Than Just A Game

More Than Just A Game

Soccer Vs. Apartheid : The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told

Book - 2010
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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 and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and served as an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid--Publisher description
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312596170
0312596170
Characteristics: xiii, 317 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Close, Marvin

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