PDF / Epub ★ Africa United Author Steve Bloomfield – Diclofenac16.us

Africa United A Superb Portrait Of The Divided Continent Of Africa, Told Through One Of The Few Things That Unites It Football Inspires Competition And Inflames Passions Nowhere As Strongly As In Africa Take The Player Born And Raised In Congo Who Scored The Winning Goal For Rwanda Against The Country Of His Birth And Promptly Had His House Burnt Down For His Trouble Or The Kenyan Football Chant Oliech Odinga Obama , Which Celebrates The Country S Star Striker, Its Popular Prime Minister And Its Most Famous Adopted Son Meanwhile, The Influence Of African Football Continues To Spread Rapidly Through Europe Today, No Premiership Team Is Complete Without A Major African Star Drogba, Essien, Tour , Adebayor, And Kanu Countless African Players Are Now Enriching English Football And Becoming Household Names Steve Bloomfield S Wide Ranging And Incisive Book Investigates Africa S Love Of Football, Its Increasing Global Influence, The Build Up To The 2010 WORLD Cup And The Social And Political Backdrop To The Greatest Show On Earth.

    10 thoughts on “PDF / Epub ★ Africa United Author Steve Bloomfield – Diclofenac16.us


  1. says:

    .A very nice journalistic styled book Nothing to criticise except some data errors to be spotted here or there, but this always happens Glad to find acknowledgements for both Ahmad Saied and Khaled Youssef


  2. says:

    I found this book to be a fun and quick read The author Steve Bloomfield uses football to explain the complexities of Africa s socio political problems He visits 13 different countries and conducts interviews with footballers, politicians and ordinary people Although I enjoyed reading the book, I did not find it to be particularly informative or insightful Its ten chapters have a simplified journalistic style that did not add much to my understanding of Africa s history or its people Overal I found this book to be a fun and quick read The author Steve Bloomfield uses football to explain the complexities of Africa s socio political problems He visits 13 different countries and conducts interviews with footballers, politicians and ordinary people Although I enjoyed reading the book, I did not find it to be particularly informative or insightful Its ten chapters have a simplified journalistic style that did not add much to my...


  3. says:

    10 chapters on the subject of 13 African nations not so much a book about football, but a book which tells the story of recent African histories through e lens of football and those who play and follow it Simply, but not simplistically written, it s a highly enjoyable, ...


  4. says:

    Very interesting informative Once I got into it, it was hard to put down.


  5. says:

    I ve just finished this book during the first week of the World Cup and it has given me a deeper understanding of the state of politics and football in Africa Steve Bloomfield has traveled through 25 African countries, studying their politics, social structures, and the state of their soccer programs, professional leagues and ultimately, their national soccer teams He followed the teams as they played through the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup Final in South Africa He explained their histo I ve just finished this book during the first week of the World Cup and it has given me a deeper understanding of the state of politics and football in Africa Steve Bloomfield has traveled through 25 African countries, studying their politics, social structures, and the state of their soccer programs, professional leagues and ultimately, their national soccer teams He followed the teams as they played through the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup Final in South Africa He explained their history, their feuds, and their p...


  6. says:

    The book begins with the author in a dangerous encounter that ends well thanks to David Beckham Friend of mine The first story The Pharaohs talks about soccer in Egypt with the two rival teams of Zmalek and Al Ahly African soccer goes back to the refusal of FIFA to guarantee an African represenative at the 1966 World Cup to now having 6 African representatives at the 2010 World Cup Soccer and politics have mixed in Egypt for decades, from being compeletly banned following the disastr...


  7. says:

    This was a great book in my opinion Its about how football inspires competition and creates passions in Africa Across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, the author meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, and discovers the role that football has played in shaping the entire continent He remembers how football has helped to create an authoritarian regime in Egypt, end a conflict in Cote d Ivoire and provide a tiny ray of light in war torn Somalia Meanwhile, the influenc This was a great book in my opinion Its about how football inspires competition and creates passions in Africa Across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, the author meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, and discovers the role that football has played in shaping the entire continent He remembers how football has helped to create an authoritarian regime in Egypt, end a conflict in Cote d Ivoir...


  8. says:

    When I lived in Luanda, Angola s capital, there was little organised entertainment one way of spending a pleasant evening was with cold beer and cool friends on my inner city balcony, watching the local kids 24 7 kickabout on the bare ground below, between the blocks of flats The kind of dedication and enthusiasm that no longer manifests itself in Europe Yet Europe continues to dominate world soccer, especially at club level This splendid book, written with passion, style and a deep knowled When I lived in Luanda, Angola s capital, there was little organised entertainment one way of spending a pleasant evening was with cold beer and cool friends on my inner city balcony, watching the local ki...


  9. says:

    This was good A series of essays on specific countries in Africa and how their football team reflects the politics social aspects of the country Well researched by the journalist during his regular visits to Africa, his passion for both football and Africa is clear It is like an extended magazine article, so is accessible and reasonably light As you may expect from a book like this, some chapters are better than others usually where he has aestablished history with the country.Highli This was good A series of essays on specific countries in Africa and how their football team reflects the politics social aspects of the country Well researched by the journalist during his regular visits to Africa, his passion for both football and Africa ...


  10. says:

    Decent read but not as good as one would expect The author mixes portraits of politics and football in each of about a dozen different African countries In an attempt to make the stories of politics simple and short he makes Africa look like and endless ocean of corruption and pointless wars On the other hand, the football part lacks some depth In the end it just enforces the prejudice that Africa is a messy continent, both politics wise and football wise As for style, the book is pretty dr Decent read but not as good as one would expect The author mixes port...

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