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Feet of the Chameleon by Ian Hawkey
  

Feet of the Chameleon

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009.

A fascinating book that traces the development of footbal in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent.

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Feet of the Chameleon by Ian Hawkey

In June 2010, Africa will host football's next World Cup, the most significant global sporting spectacle ever to take place on the continent. South Africa's successful bid was unsurprising - the sport thrives in Africa, and is vitally important, just as African footballers have become increasingly important in football at the highest levels. This fascinating book traces the development of the sport in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent. Drawing on a wide range of sources, and utilising extensive experience, having lived in four football-obsessed places - Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt and South Africa - and having visited a further 24 African states, Ian Hawkey has produced a remarkable book: the definitive account of football and a continent.

About the Author

Ian Hawkey is an authority on world football and has been the international football correspondent for the Sunday Times since 2001. He has lived in four African countries (Nigeria, Egypt, Zimbabwe and South Africa) and visited a further twenty-four African nations whilst researching his book Feet of the Chameleon.

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Publication date

7th September 2009

Author

Ian Hawkey

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Publisher

Portico an imprint of Anova Books

Format

Hardback

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
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ISBN

9781906032715

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