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Alfred (L.) & Hawkey (I.) VUVUZELA dAWN, 25 sports stories that shaped a new nation
339pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R295
Foreword by Lucas Radebe.

Includes chapters on boxers Vuyani Bungu and 'Baby Jake' Matlala, swimmer Penny Heyns, runners Josia Thugwane, Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya, cricketer Paul Adams, soccer player Benni McCarthy, rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen, tennis player Kevin Anderson, Orlando Pirates, Bafana Bafana, the Proteas, the Springboks, the Bulls, and the 2010 World Cup.
Cleveland (T.) FOLLOWING THE BALL, the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975
266pp., illus., map, paperback, Athens, 2017. R595
Todd Cleveland "examines the experiences of African football players from Portugal's African colonies as they relocated to the metropole from the late 1940s until the conclusion of the colonial era in 1975." from the back cover

"The great impact this book will have is not only to look at colonialism through soccer and the experiences of African players in various Portuguese colonial contexts, but - more significantly - to refocus discussions of colonialism and cultural practices on the local and colonized," Roger Kittleson, author of "The Country of Football: soccer and the making of modern Brazil"

"Cleveland guides the reader not only to follow the journeys of these men but, through his analysis of their movements, to gain new awareness of the historical conditions that characterized the places of departure and the places of arrival." Nuno Domingos, author of "Football and Colonialism: body and popular culture in urban Mozambique"

Todd Cleveland is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. He is also the author of "Stones of Contention" and "Diamonds in the Rough".
Hartley (R.) THE BIG FIX, how South Africa stole the 2010 World Cup
248pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
Ray Hartley reveals how South Africa encouraged Fifa to pay money to a corrupt member of its executive to ensure that South Africa's bid to host the 2010 World Cup succeeded. He also discusses the rigging of construction tenders, match-fixing, and wasted public money.

Ray Hartley is the editor of the online newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail, and former editor of The Times and the Sunday Times of South Africa. He is also the author of "Ragged Glory, the rainbow nation in black and white".
Kirkinis (N.) THE CURSE OF TEKO MODISE,
183pp., illus., paerback, Johannesburg, 2017. R200
A biography of South African professional footballer Teko Modise, who plays as a midfielder for Cape Town City in the Premier Soccer League. He played for Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, and represented South Africa at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, and 2010 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Nikolaos Kirkinis works as a freelance writer for the sports publicartion Soccer Laduma.
Marnewick (M.) COACH, the life and soccer times of Clive Barker
232pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
A memoir of South African soccer coach Clive Barker (born 1944 in Durban). He led the South African national team to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996. He currently manages Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Premier Soccer League.
Mokone (L.) KALAMAZOO REMEMBERED, South Africa's football legend
133pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R200
The biography of Steve Mokone (1932-2015), the first black South African to play in a professional European league. He played for Coventry City, Heracles, Cardiff, Barcelona, Marseille and Torino and was nicknamed "The Black Meteor" and "Kalamazoo". After he he settled in the USA, where he became an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York state. HE was also involved in the anti-Apartheid movement. In 2003 he was recognised as a member of the Order of Ikhamanga, South Africa’s highest honour for achievement in the creative and performing arts.

Louise Mokone is a development consultant. She was married to Steve Mokone.