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More than just a game : football v apartheid

Author: Charles P Korr; Marvin Close
Publisher: London : Collins, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the true account of how the political prisoners of South Africa's infamous Robben Island turned football into an active force in their struggle for freedom. Despite torture, regular beatings and backbreaking labour, these extraordinary men defied all odds and played organised league football in one of the ugliest and most brutal hellholes on earth. Even more astonishingly, they played the game for nearly 20  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Korr, Charles P.
More than just a game.
London : Collins, 2008
(OCoLC)653038902
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles P Korr; Marvin Close
ISBN: 9780007278794 0007278799 9780007284115 000728411X
OCLC Number: 227273661
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 317 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Chuck Korr and Marvin Close.

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'It is amazing to think that a game that people take for granted all around the world, was the very same game that gave a group of prisoners sanity - and in a way, gave us the resolve to carry on the  Read more...

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