African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World's Game

African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World's Game

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From Accra and Algiers to Zanzibar and Zululand, Africans have wrested control of soccer from the hands of Europeans, and through the rise of different playing styles, the rituals of spectatorship, and the presence of magicians and healers, have turned soccer into a distinctively African activity.

African Soccerscapes explores how Africans adopted soccer for their own reasons and on their own terms. Soccer was a rare form of "national culture" in postcolonial Africa,… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Ohio University Press (February 14, 2010)

Collection: Africa in World History

Format: EPUB

Page count: 184 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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