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More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer…

by Chuck Korr

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Det er ikke mange som visste følgende: Robben Island var fengsel ikke bare for høyt profilerte persiner som Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu og Govan Mbeki, men også for vanlige kriminelle og for tusenvis av mindre profilerte ofre for apartheid-politikken. Enda færre vet at det i 20 år også var en egen organisasjon drevet etter FIFAs regelverk som drev en fotball-liga med på det meste tre divisjoner bestående av 27 lag fra 9 klubber, drevet på tvers av de ulike interesseorganisasjonene som kjempet for frihet fra apartheid.
Det mest spennende med denne boken er innblikket man får i dagliglivet på Robben Island, og hvordan fotballen bidrar til å holde motet oppe og konfliktene nede fangene imellom. Ganske interessant er det å se hvordan virksomheten gjennom sin fair play-profil hele tiden motvirker det brutale regimet på øya uten at sistnevnte er i stand til å bryte ned miljøet.
Desverre er boken nokså tørt skrevet med sin akademiske og referataktige stil. Og selv om historien er interessant, er den likevel først og fremst en parantes til hele historien om kampen mot apartheid, og derfor verken banebrytende eller nødvendig lesestoff. Likevel: I disse fotball i Sør-Afrikatider, en helt ok leseerfaring. ( )
  geirsan | Aug 13, 2010 |
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Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer

In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their exercise periods. Denied repeatedly, they risked beatings and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and served as an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid. Former Robben Island inmate Nelson Mandela noted in the documentary FIFA: 90 Minutes for Mandela, “Soccer is more than just a game…. The energy, passion, and dedication this game created made us feel alive and triumphant despite the situation we found ourselves in.”

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Documents the efforts of Robben Island political prisoners to play soccer, a punishable activity that led to the formation of a multi-tiered, pro-level league and became an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid.

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