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More Than Just a Game

Autor: Close, Marvin
Korr, Chuck

Editorial: St. Martin's Press

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$15.99
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More Than Just a Game : The true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer. 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. Former Robben Island inmate Nelson Mandela noted in the documentary FIFA: 90 Minutes for Mandela, "Soccer is more than just a game . . . The energy, passion, and dedication this game created made us feel alive and triumphant despite the situation we found ourselves in."


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   Africa
Deportes y Recreación   Soccer

ISBN 13:9780312607166
ISBN 10:0312607164
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:317
Tamaño:8.20" l x 5.50" w x 1.10" h
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