Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa
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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.
Good Read & Informative
Good read as I enjoyed the book and I managed to read it quickly. It's very informative and gives great insight into African Soccer. I am a fan of African soccer because of all of the great players. I enjoyed Yaya Toure's account of soccer and the game in Africa/Ivory Coast...wish the author could have followed up with a few more player accounts. Also, I feel a chapter dedicated to Cameroon would have represented the book further. The history of the country and several of the great African players are from Cameroon.
Overall, I recommend the book if you're a fan of soccer and want to learn more about the history of African soccer. I would love to see a book about the Africa Cup of Nations and the tournaments history.