DIVIDED COUNTRY, the history of South African cricket retold, volume 2, 1914-1950s

: Odendaal (A.), Reddy (K.) & Merrett (C.)

R 395.00
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442pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018


The second volume of a four-volume history of South African cricket that integrates the experiences of black cricketers and women cricketers and explains how racism came to be built into cricket's culture and traditions. Cricket and Conquest, the history of South African cricket retold, volume 1, 1975-1914 is also available.

Seven overlapping national cricket boards came into existence in South Africa between 1914 and 1960, each simultaneously running their own leagues, provincial competitions and South African teams.

"Once again Andre Odendaal and the team have compiled a work of Homeric standard." Archie Henderson, The Times, Johannesburg

André Odendaal is an honorary professor in history and heritage studies at the University of the Western Cape. His other books include Vukani Bantu, the beginnings of Black protest politics in South Africa to 1912, The Founders and The Story of a South African Game.
Krish Reddy is the author of The Other Side: a miscellany of black cricket in Natal and one of the co-authors of Blacks in Whites: a century of cricket in KwaZulu-Natal.
Christopher Merrett is the author of A Culture of Censorship: secrecy and intellectual oppression in South Africa and co-author with Bruce Murray of Caught Behind: race and politics in Springbok cricket.