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More Than Just a Game Soccer vs. Apartheid by Korr and Close – Dedication

In Books, History & Culture, sports on June 23, 2010 at 8:19 am

More Than Just a Game – Soccer vs. Apartheid by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close examines race relations and cultural change among South Africa’s prison football teams. Awesome book. Check it out. The title comes from a Nelson Mandela quote. Mandela and other political prisoners played soccer in Robben Island prisons, eventually organizing a formal league. Sports played a pivotal role in their fight against apartheid. Soccer became “more than just a game.”

Chuck Korr and Marvin Close’s dedication in More Than Just a Game ~

To the men of Robben Island

and the free South Africa

they helped to create.

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