Africa United: Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa by Steve BloomfieldAfrica United: Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa by Steve Bloomfield

Africa United: Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa

bySteve Bloomfield

Paperback | May 11, 2010

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Africa United is the story of modern day Africa told through its soccer. Travelling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomfield, the former Africa Correspondent for The Independent, meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, discovering the role that soccer has played in shaping the continent. This wide-ranging and incisive book investigates Africa’s love of soccer, its increasing global influence, the build-up to the 2010 World Cup itself and the social and political backdrop to the greatest show on earth.
Steve Bloomfield has been based in Nairobi since 2006, reporting from twenty-five countries across Africa. A former Africa correspondent forThe Independent, he now writes for a range of publications includingMonocleandThe Observer, and has also written forNewsweek,GQ, andEsquire.
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Title:Africa United: Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061984957

ISBN - 13:9780061984952

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from not sure that Africa is united Didier Drogba stops a war? Yes, that actually happened. It gets even better when you read all the stories here of how African soccer is so very very different from the rest of the soccer world. The title is a misnomer as it's hardly a united continent when it comes to anything let alone THE global sport.
Date published: 2016-12-16

Editorial Reviews

[Africa United] is an excellent book and offers a fascinating introduction to thirteen national African teams.”