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Blood Sweat and Treason: My Story

by Henry Olonga

Biography / Autobiography Sport

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Shortlisted in the Best Autobiography and Best Cricket Book categories of the British Sports Book Awards 2011.


Longlisted for the the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010.

Sports book meets real-life thriller in this sensational autobiography of Henry Olonga, the former Zimbabwean cricketer whose black armband protest against Robert Mugabe at the 2003 World Cup saw him branded a traitor, sentenced to death in his absence and forced to dramatically flee his homeland and his family.

Blood Sweat and Treason: My Story Synopsis

Blood, Sweat And Treason tells the story of Olonga's childhood, of his gradual realisation that he was living in a country ruled by a dictator, of his battle to reach the top as a black cricketer and, ultimately, how he sacrificed that position to do something that he hoped would make a difference. Henry Olonga put his life at risk, but he got the chance to make a new life in England. In this incredible book he tells his extraordinary story in pin-point detail, leaving nothing to the imagination.

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ISBN: 9781905326815
Publication date: 19/07/2010
Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781905326815
Publication date: 19th July 2010
Author: Henry Olonga
Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Sport,

About Henry Olonga

Henry Olonga was Zimbabwe’s first ever black cricketer and the youngest ever player to represent his country at international level. A fast bowler, he made his Test debut for Zimbabwe, aged 18 years old against Pakistan in 1995 and recorded career best Test figures of 5 for 70 against India in 1998. He still holds two out of three of the best bowling figures for a Zimbabwean bowler in One Day Internationals. He now lives in England and has embarked on careers in music, art, public speaking and cinematography.

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