272pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016
"A brutal and brilliant analysis of transformation in cricket since the late apartheid years." André Odendaal, co-author of Cricket & Conquest.
"If you are looking for a scholarly and hard-hitting analysis of South African cricket, its triumphs, its tragedies and its tumultuous path to the new democratic dispensation, you could do no better that to read this book." Chris Nicholson, co-author of The Level Playing Field: how the Aurora Cricket Club stumped apartheid.
Ashwin Desai is Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. He is also the co-author of Black in Whites: a century of cricketing struggles in KwaZulu-Natal, the editor of The Race to Transform: sport in post-apartheid South Africa and the author of Reading Revolution, Shakespeare on Robben Island.